Laser wavelength effects on ionic and atomic emission from tin plasmas

Campos, D.; Harilal, S. S.; Hassanein, A.
April 2010
Applied Physics Letters;4/12/2010, Vol. 96 Issue 15, p151501
Academic Journal
We investigated the effects of laser wavelength on atomic and ionic emission from Sn plasmas. Plasmas were produced using planar Sn targets excited with 10.6 μm carbon dioxide (CO2) and 1.06 μm neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) lasers. Two-dimensional spectral imaging of visible emission showed that continuum emission was significantly more intense in the CO2 laser produced plasma (LPP) whereas line emission was considerably more extensive in the Nd:YAG LPP. Faraday cup analysis showed that ion profiles were narrower with CO2 LPPs although they possessed higher kinetic energies.


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