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Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy of the prickly pear's spines and glochids
Author(s): T. Flores; M. Arronte; L. Ponce; M. Peña-Díaz
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Paper Abstract

A qualitative analysis of laser breakdown experiment in prickle pear ablation is presented. The experiments were made using a pulse free-running Nd:YAG laser, and consist in irradiating both the areole and cortex zones. It was find out that the intensity of spectra captured from ablated glochids depends from number of pulses and the presence of water. The picks observed on the electronic noise can be associated with combustion products obtained during thermal laser interaction. It was demonstrated that LIBS technique can be used for on-line monitoring in laser de-thorning machine.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 February 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6046, Fifth Symposium Optics in Industry, 60460H (10 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.674442
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T. Flores, CICATA-IPN (Mexico)
M. Arronte, CICATA-IPN (Mexico)
L. Ponce, CICATA-IPN (Mexico)
M. Peña-Díaz, CICATA-IPN (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6046:
Fifth Symposium Optics in Industry

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