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Title: Characterization of laser produced plasma using laser induced breakdown spectroscopy

Abstract

The plasma parameter studies of the Nd:YAG (neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet, Nd:Y{sub 3}Al{sub 15}O{sub 12}) crystal by using the fundamental (1064 nm) and second (532 nm) harmonics of Nd:YAG laser are reported. The electron temperature (T{sub e}) and electron number density (N{sub e}) were determined using the Boltzmann plot method and the Stark-broadened line profile, respectively. An increase in the plasma parameters have been observed with an increase in the laser irradiance for both laser modes. The electron temperatures were calculated in the range of 0.53–0.66 eV for 1064 nm and 0.47–0.60 eV for 532 nm, and the electron number densities were determined in the range of 7.43 × 10{sup 15}–3.27 × 10{sup 16} cm{sup −3} for 1064 nm and 1.35 × 10{sup 16}–3.97 × 10{sup 16} cm{sup −3} for 532 nm in the studied irradiance range of 1.19–12.5 GW/cm{sup 2}. However, the spatial evolution of the plasma parameters investigated up to 2.75 mm away from the target surface at a fixed laser irradiance of 6.51 GW/cm2 showed a decreasing trend. In addition, the estimated values of the inverse bremsstrahlung (IB) absorption coefficients at both laser wavelengths showed that the IB process is dominant for the 1064-nm laser.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]; ; ;  [1]
  1. National Institute of Lasers and Optronics (NILOP) (Pakistan)
  2. International Islamic University, Departments of Physics (Pakistan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22760285
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Plasma Physics Reports
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 43; Journal Issue: 8; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2017 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 1063-780X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ALUMINIUM; BREMSSTRAHLUNG; DOPED MATERIALS; ELECTRON TEMPERATURE; GARNETS; LASER SPECTROSCOPY; LASER-PRODUCED PLASMA; NEODYMIUM; NEODYMIUM LASERS; RADIANT FLUX DENSITY; YTTRIUM

Citation Formats

Ahmat, L., Shahzada, Shaista, Haq, S. U., Shah, M., and Nadeem, Ali. Characterization of laser produced plasma using laser induced breakdown spectroscopy. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1134/S1063780X17080013.
Ahmat, L., Shahzada, Shaista, Haq, S. U., Shah, M., & Nadeem, Ali. Characterization of laser produced plasma using laser induced breakdown spectroscopy. United States. doi:10.1134/S1063780X17080013.
Ahmat, L., Shahzada, Shaista, Haq, S. U., Shah, M., and Nadeem, Ali. Tue . "Characterization of laser produced plasma using laser induced breakdown spectroscopy". United States. doi:10.1134/S1063780X17080013.
@article{osti_22760285,
title = {Characterization of laser produced plasma using laser induced breakdown spectroscopy},
author = {Ahmat, L. and Shahzada, Shaista and Haq, S. U. and Shah, M. and Nadeem, Ali},
abstractNote = {The plasma parameter studies of the Nd:YAG (neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet, Nd:Y{sub 3}Al{sub 15}O{sub 12}) crystal by using the fundamental (1064 nm) and second (532 nm) harmonics of Nd:YAG laser are reported. The electron temperature (T{sub e}) and electron number density (N{sub e}) were determined using the Boltzmann plot method and the Stark-broadened line profile, respectively. An increase in the plasma parameters have been observed with an increase in the laser irradiance for both laser modes. The electron temperatures were calculated in the range of 0.53–0.66 eV for 1064 nm and 0.47–0.60 eV for 532 nm, and the electron number densities were determined in the range of 7.43 × 10{sup 15}–3.27 × 10{sup 16} cm{sup −3} for 1064 nm and 1.35 × 10{sup 16}–3.97 × 10{sup 16} cm{sup −3} for 532 nm in the studied irradiance range of 1.19–12.5 GW/cm{sup 2}. However, the spatial evolution of the plasma parameters investigated up to 2.75 mm away from the target surface at a fixed laser irradiance of 6.51 GW/cm2 showed a decreasing trend. In addition, the estimated values of the inverse bremsstrahlung (IB) absorption coefficients at both laser wavelengths showed that the IB process is dominant for the 1064-nm laser.},
doi = {10.1134/S1063780X17080013},
journal = {Plasma Physics Reports},
issn = {1063-780X},
number = 8,
volume = 43,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {8}
}