Resonance radiation transport in plasma display panels

G.J.M. Hagelaar, M.H. Klein, R.J.M.M. Snijkers, G.M.W. Kroesen

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In fluid models of the gas discharges in plasma display panels, the trapping of resonance radiation is usually accounted for by a trapping factor. In this work, we present a Monte Carlo model for resonance photons, which gives a much more accurate description. First, we compare the results of this Monte Carlo model with the results of the fluid model trapping factor approach. Although the trapping factor approach does not yield the same spatial distribution for the density of the resonant state atoms, the spatially integrated density is in good agreement with the results of the Monte Carlo model. Next, we compare the results of the Monte Carlo model with measured spectra of emitted resonance radiation. The agreement is very good. Thus we provide, via the Monte Carlo model, experimental support for the widely used trapping factor approach. ©2000 American Institute of Physics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5538-5542
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2000


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