Simultaneous Thomson and Raman scattering on an atmospheric-pressure plasma jet

A. F H Van Gessel, E. A D Carbone, P. J. Bruggeman, J. J A M Van Der Mullen

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In this paper, laser scattering is applied to a cold atmospheric-pressure microwave plasma argon jet in direct contact with air. Spatially resolved measurements clearly show the air entrainment in the plasma jet. Consequently, the contributions from Thomson scattering and Raman scattering (N2 and O2) overlap. With a specially designed fitting method, we are able to obtain ne and Te, in spite of the significant Raman contribution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5962369
Pages (from-to)2382-2383
Number of pages2
JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Issue number11 PART 1
StatePublished - Nov 2011


  • Atmospheric-pressure plasmas
  • Raman scattering
  • Thomson scattering
  • plasma density
  • plasma diagnostics
  • plasma temperature


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