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Laser Chemistry
Volume 12 (1992), Issue 1-2, Pages 137-143

A New Technique for Ultrafast Velocity Distribution Measurements of Atomic Species by Post-Ionization Laser Induced Fluorescence (PILIF)

Association EURATOM/CIEMAT, Madrid 20040, Spain

Received 20 September 1991; Accepted 15 October 1991

Copyright © 1992 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A new method for single shot velocity distribution measurement of metallic impurities of relevance for studies involving continuous sources, such as limiter experiments in fusion devises or sputtering experiments, based in the combination of Resonant Enhanced Multiphoton Ionization (REMPI) and Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF) is proposed. High ionization yield and good time resolution are expected according to the numerical simulation of the experiment that has been run for several atomic species. Other possible applications of REMPI to plasma edge physics and to conventional techniques for velocity distribution measurements are briefly addressed.