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Title: Propagation distance-resolved characteristics of filament-induced copper plasma

Copper plasma generated at different filament-copper interaction points was characterized by spectroscopic, acoustic, and imaging measurements. The longitudinal variation of the filament intensity was qualitatively determined by acoustic measurements in air. The maximum plasma temperature was measured at the location of peak filament intensity, corresponding to the maximum mean electron energy during plasma formation. The highest copper plasma density was measured past the location of the maximum electron density in the filament, where spectral broadening of the filament leads to enhanced ionization. Acoustic measurements in air and on solid target were correlated to reconstructed plasma properties. Lastly, optimal line emission is measured near the geometric focus of the lens used to produce the filament.
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  1. Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA (United States). Dept of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
  2. Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA (United States). Dept of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering; Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States). Dept. of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
NA0002534; DN-130-NF0001
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Optics Express
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 24; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 1094-4087
Optical Society of America (OSA)
Research Org:
Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA); US Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Country of Publication:
United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; Spectroscopy; Laser induced breakdown; Imaging ultrafast phenomena.
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Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1367562