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Current issue   Ukr. J. Phys. 2016, Vol. 61, N 8, p.715-721
http://dx.doi.org/10.15407/ujpe61.08.0715    Paper

Skibenko A.I., Pinos I.B., Kovtun Yu.V., Skibenko E.I., Syus'ko E.V.

National Science Center “Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology”
(1, Akademichna Str., Kharkiv 61108, Ukraine; e-mail: Ykovtun@kipt.kharkov.ua)

Application of Microwave Beam Refraction in Inhomogeneous Plasma Interferometry

Section: Plasmas and Gases
Original Author's Text: Ukrainian

Abstract: The applicability of plasma interferometry with inclined microwave rays for measuring the plasma density in different layers has been studied both analytically and numerically. Plasma density profiles consisting of a single peak or several peaks with the variable number and radial positions are proposed to verify the method. By considering the specific features of the refraction, a possibility of using the inclined-ray interferometry of plasma is analyzed.

Key words: interferometry, plasma, radial distribution function, refraction, plasma density.

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