Imaging of the spatial distribution of atoms in an optical-breakdown plasma, with one-dimensional coherent hyper-Raman scattering Academic Article uri icon


  • A technique based on coherent four-wave mixing with a hyper-Raman resonance in wide beams was developed for line-by-line reconstruction of the spatial distribution of excited atoms in a laser-produced plasma. This method was used to study the spatial distribution of excited lead atoms in an optical-breakdown plasma formed on a metal target. A comparison was made of the technique of constructing plasma images line-by-line with a four-photon technique of point-by-point measurements. Estimates were obtained of the spatial resolution of the proposed technique. Potential applications of this approach in plasma diagnostics were analysed.

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Akimov, D. A., Zheltikov, A. M., Koroteev, N. I., Miles, R. B., Naumov, A. N., Sidorov-Biryukov, D. A., & Fedotov, A. B.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Akimov, DA||Zheltikov, AM||Koroteev, NI||Miles, RB||Naumov, AN||Sidorov-Biryukov, DA||Fedotov, AB

publication date

  • December 1998