The scheme and construction of an electro-optical probe able to collect charge and detect optical emission from expanding dense partially ionized vapour clouds are reported. The instrument can be applied to phenomena such as dust impact ionization and solid target laser ablation. First, results of measurements of expanding plasma cloud formed upon ablating W target are presented. Use of the instrument in different experimental facilities, including tokamak, is discussed © 2011 EURATOM.
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De Angeli, M., Castaldo, C., Ratynskaia, S., Grosso, G., Almaviva, S., Caneve, L., ... Maddaluno, G. (2011). Note: Simultaneous electrical and optical detection of expanding dense partially ionized vapour clouds. Review of Scientific Instruments, 82(10), -. . https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3646463