Updated and expanded from the original Japanese edition, Laser-Aided Diagnostics of Gases and Plasmas takes a unique approach in treating laser-aided diagnostics. The book unifies the subject by joining applications instead of describing each application as a totally separate system. In taking this approach, it highlights the relative strengths of each method and shows how they can complement each other in the study of gases and plasmas. The first part of the book presents a general introduction to the laser-aided study of gases and plasmas, including the various principles and hardware needed for each method, while the second part describes the applications of each general system in detail. Beneficial to a wide spectrum of academic and industrial researchers, this book provides a solid examination of the various options and methods available when involved in the analysis and diagnostics of gases and plasmas.
PART I: FUNDAMENTALS Laser-aided diagnostics of gases and plasmas Basic principles of different laser-aided measurement techniques Hardware for laser measurements PART II: APPLICATIONS AND MEASUREMENTS Plasma measurements Combustion measurements Measurements in gas flow systems Laser processing measurements Analytical chemistry Remote sensing