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Mannion, P,Favre, S,O'Connor, GM,Doggett, B,Lunney, JG,Glynn, TJ,Bowe, BW,Byrne, G,Flanagan, AJ,Glynn, TJ,Magee, J,OConnor, GM,ODowd, RF,OSullivan, GD,Sheridan, JT
Langmuir probe study of plasma expansion in femtosecond pulsed laser ablation of silver
Opto-Ireland 2005: Photonic Engineering
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laser ablation femtosecond pulsed laser laser induced plasma Langmuir ion probe time-of-flight metals ION EMISSION METALS DYNAMICS PLUME
A time-resolving Langmuir probe has been used to study the plasma plumes produced by ablation of silver with 200 femtosecond laser pulses at fluences of 1-12 J cm(-2) at a central wavelength of 775 nm. Initial results have shown that surface contamination, and subsequent recontamination, can significantly influence the time of flight (TOF) signals obtained using the Langmuir probes. Surface conditioning techniques have been developed to overcome these influences. The TOF signals have been used to establish that the threshold fluence for the laser produced plasma in silver, under the present operating conditions, occurs at 1.04 J cm(-2). The angular dependence of the magnitude of the ion yields and energies.. at the time when the ion flux is maximized, agree with the predictions of Anisimov's self-similar isentropic model of the plasma expansion.
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