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Non-linear effects accompanying terawatt laser-pulse in air and their applications
Author(s): Kamil Stelmaszczyk; Philipp Rohwetter; Roland Ackermann; Guillaume Méjean; Jin Yu; Estelle Salmon; Jerome Kasparian; Jean-Pierre Wolf; Ludger Wöste
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Paper Abstract

Due to potential of applications, self-trapping of a peak-power laser pulse in a so called filament became an intensively investigated phenomenon. In this paper we demonstrate experimentally advantages of using filaments for the remote laser induced plasma spectroscopy (LIBS). This novel approach can increase effective range of conventional LIBS system up to single kilometers. We also show that Fourier-limited pulse does not optimize LIBS signal, opening the perspective for the pulse shaping techniques in a break-down spectroscopy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 April 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6158, Lightmetry and Light and Optics in Biomedicine 2004, 61580F (20 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.675772
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Kamil Stelmaszczyk, Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Philipp Rohwetter, Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Roland Ackermann, Univ. Claude Bernard Lyon (France)
Guillaume Méjean, Univ. Claude Bernard Lyon (France)
Jin Yu, Univ. Claude Bernard Lyon (France)
Estelle Salmon, Univ. Claude Bernard Lyon (France)
Jerome Kasparian, Univ. Claude Bernard Lyon (France)
Jean-Pierre Wolf, Univ. Claude Bernard Lyon (France)
Ludger Wöste, Univ. Claude Bernard Lyon (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6158:
Lightmetry and Light and Optics in Biomedicine 2004
Katarzyna Kolacz; Jacek Sochacki, Editor(s)

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