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Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy of RDX and HMX with nanosecond, picosecond, and femtosecond pulses
Author(s): S. Sreedhar; M. Ashwin Kumar; G. Manoj Kumar; P. Prem Kiran; Surya P. Tewari; S. Venugopal Rao
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Paper Abstract

Herein we present some of our initial experimental results obtained from the laser induced breakdown spectroscopic (LIBS) measurements of RDX and HMX using nanosecond (ns), picosecond (ps), and femtosecond (fs) laser pulses acquired without gating and delay. RDX and HMX were mixed with KBr and pellets were prepared for the spectroscopic studies. Nanosecond pulses at 532 nm, ps/fs pulses at 800 nm were used for the experiments. The spectra were collected using Ocean Optics 4000/Maya spectrometer using a UV transmitting, 400 μm core diameter fiber in one case and a combination of lenses to collect the light from plasma in the second case. Several features were observed in the spectra exclusive for each pulse domain. The differences/similarities in the spectra collected using different pulses are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7665, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Sensing XI, 76650T (5 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.850007
Show Author Affiliations
S. Sreedhar, Univ. of Hyderabad (India)
M. Ashwin Kumar, Univ. of Hyderabad (India)
G. Manoj Kumar, Univ. of Hyderabad (India)
P. Prem Kiran, Univ. of Hyderabad (India)
Surya P. Tewari, Univ. of Hyderabad (India)
S. Venugopal Rao, Univ. of Hyderabad (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7665:
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Sensing XI
Augustus Way Fountain; Patrick J. Gardner, Editor(s)

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