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|Title:||Laser diagnostics of welding plasma by polarization spectroscopy|
|Citation:||Applied Spectroscopy, 2007; 61(5):565-569|
|Publisher:||Soc Applied Spectroscopy|
|Owen Lucas, Zeyad T. Alwahabi, Valerie Linton, and Karel Meeuwissen|
|Abstract:||The application of polarization spectroscopy (PS) to detect atomic species in an atmospheric pressure welding plasma has been demonstrated. PS spectra of Na atoms, seeded in the shielding gas flow of a gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) plasma, are presented at different pump beam energies. The nature of the PS technique was found to be very efficient in suppressing the high background emission associated with the welding plasma. The PS spectral profiles appear to be Lorentzian and Lorentzian cubed for high and low pump beam energy, respectively. The effect of beam steering, due to the thermal gradient in the interaction plasma zone, was addressed. It was found that there is 2% unavoidable error in the detectable PS signal.|
|Keywords:||Gases; Refractometry; Spectrum Analysis; Materials Testing; Lasers; Algorithms; Hot Temperature|
|Appears in Collections:||Mechanical Engineering publications|
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