Production of a periodic plasma structure for basic experiments on plasma photonic crystals in microwave range

Kazunori Takahashi, Toshihiro Terui, Hisashi Chiba, Tamiya Fujiwara

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Abstract

A 2-D periodic plasma structure is produced by a low-pressure direct-current argon discharge for basic experiments on plasma photonic crystals in the microwave range of a few gigahertz. A cathode consisting of 7 × 11 stainless steel rods located at 3-cm intervals, which are covered by an insulator, and a grounded anode are set in a vacuum chamber. An axial profile of a plasma density measured by a Langmuir probe shows the production of the periodic plasma structure with the same intervals as the electrode. The highest and lowest plasma densities are about 1.5 × 109 and 0.9 × 109 cm-3, respectively. The image of the discharge suggests the production of a 2-D periodic structure composed of plasma columns.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5766049
Pages (from-to)2504-2505
Number of pages2
JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Volume39
Issue number11 PART 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Nov
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Plasma photonic crystals (PPCs)
  • wave in plasmas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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