Plasma Laboratory - Weizmann Institute of Science

Z-pinch PLIF setup

The PLIF setup illustrated in Fig. 1 is used to examine the valve-nozzle systems used in our research. A 266 nm planar laser beam is directed into a vacuum chamber holding the valve-nozzle system studied, so that is cuts the gas flow at the center. The beam is a single pulse produced by a frequency quadrupled Nd:YAG laser, with ~170 ps duration and ~80 mJ per pulse. A cooled CCD or ICCD camera is placed perpendicular to the beam and records the fluorescence emission. A pin-trigger placed in the gas flow provides the initial flow time.

Fig. 1: The PLIF experimental setup.

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Modified on: 2010-05-23