- Multiple femtosecond, picosecond, nanosecond and CW lasers spanning < 190 nm and exceeding 10 mm for interrogating dynamic plasma and reactive environments.
- LCIF for electron densities and LIF-Dip for electric fields.
- 2D-CARS and SFG for gas and surface phase interrogation
- Multi-pulse (10 kHz to 100 kHz) laser cluster for high speed LIF and Rayleigh
- High speed imaging capabilities from <200 ps gated cameras, multi-frame framing cameras and high-speed CMOS cameras.
- VUV and FTIR spectrometers for spectroscopy.
- High resolution tandem and molecular beam mass spectroscopy for interrogating gas phase chemistries occurring in multi-atmosphere.
Broad range of plasma generating capabilities spanning vacuum to atmospheric pressures and beyond.
Theoretical/Computational LTP Capabilities
- Aleph and EMPIRE
- Massively parallel LTP simulation capability employing PIC-DSMC methods, extensive chemistry (excitation, ionization, recombination), and photonic processes
- Employed broadly for simulation of sheath phenomena and discharge in vacuum, low pressures, atmospheric pressure, and higher pressures
- Current development interests are in surface material models and managing complex chemistry (e.g., collisional air)
- EMPIRE is a next generation capability under development, with electromagnetics, hybrid fluid models, and heterogeneous architecture support (e.g., GPUs)
- Aria is a multiphase fluid simulation capability being extended to highly collisional plasmas (high energy arc faults).