Investigation of dc generated plasmas using terahertz time domain spectroscopy

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2010
Karaoğlan, Gülten
This thesis is on the topic of investigation of the characteristics of DC Glow Discharge plasmas. Emphasis is given on characterizing the plasma electron density. The methods of generating and detecting THz pulses are described. THz transmission spectroscopy and plasma emission spectroscopy is examined. Transmission spectrum is taken for Air, gaseous Nitrogen and Argon plasmas. Moreover, emission spectrum of Air, N2 and Ar plasma analysis were done respectively. It was found that the transmission of terahertz pulses through nitrogen plasma was considerably affected compared to that of the argon plasma. Initially Drude model theory of electron conduction is employed to analyze the plasma density.

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G. Karaoğlan, “Investigation of dc generated plasmas using terahertz time domain spectroscopy,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2010.