Studies of excimer laser ablation of solids using a Michelson interferometer

Walkup, R. E.; Jasinski, J. M.; Dreyfus, R. W.
June 1986
Applied Physics Letters;6/16/1986, Vol. 48 Issue 24, p1690
Academic Journal
A Michelson interferometer has been used as a direct quantitative probe for gas phase plasma formation in the UV excimer laser ablation of solids. Excimer laser fluence thresholds for plasma formation are determined and correlated with optical emission from electronically excited ablation fragments.


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