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Dynamics of near-surface plasma formation and laser absorption waves under the action of microsecond laser radiation with different wavelengths on absorbing condensed media
Author(s): L. Ya. Min'ko; A. N. Chumakov
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Paper Abstract

Analysis of experimental studies of laser action on condensed absorbing media performed for a wide spectral range from 0.248-10.6 micrometers has revealed that the processes of starting plasma formation are identical in that they display an erosion character of the laser plasma origin and a weak dependence of the threshold of its formation on the laser radiation wavelength, which is due to the locally inhomogeneous character of laser vaporization and near-surface plasma formation.

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Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1440, Optical Radiation Interaction with Matter, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48148
Show Author Affiliations
L. Ya. Min'ko, B. I. Stepanov Institute of Physics (Belarus)
A. N. Chumakov, B. I. Stepanov Institute of Physics (Belarus)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1440:
Optical Radiation Interaction with Matter
Alexey M. Bonch-Bruevich; Vitali I. Konov; Mikhail N. Libenson, Editor(s)

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