Plasma luminescence has been measured in the visible range from 200 to 800 nm. The effect of collisions with sputtered copper ionic species at different argon gas pressures on the emission light intensity has been studied. The behaviour of well resolved lines at 210 and 657 nm as a function of gas pressure and microwave radiation power is measured. The transmission of He-Ne laser line (632.8 nm) through the induced plasma shows dependence on the microwave radiation power. There are observed transitions for the absorption of laser intensity for the filling gas pressures 0 and 5.3 torr at the radiation power of 175 W.