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Threshold Intensity Of Plasma Creation On Metal Surface Versus Angle Of Incidence And Polarization Of Laser Radiation
Author(s): Cs. Toth; Z. Gy. Horvath
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Paper Abstract

The polarization and angular dependence of the light intensity threshold for generation of plasma occuring by the interaction of ruby laser radiation with gold target was investigated. These studies were conducted in vacuum using pulsed 694,3 nm radiation from the ruby laser, operating in normal and Q-switched mode. It was found, that the component of the incident electrical field normal to the metal surface generates plasma at lower intensity, than the other component, which is parallel to the surface. A possible explanation for the obtained experimental data is given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 January 1985
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0473, Symposium Optika '84, (18 January 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.942437
Show Author Affiliations
Cs. Toth, Central Research Institute for Physics (Hungary)
Z. Gy. Horvath, Central Research Institute for Physics (Hungary)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0473:
Symposium Optika '84
Gabor Lupkovics; Andras Podmaniczky, Editor(s)

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