We image the nanoscale plasma plume of laser-ablated titanium metal by using a Shack-Hartmann based optical topographic system. We show this diagnostic produces data with ultrafast temporal resolution that is concurrent with simulations.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.4570) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical design of instruments
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces
(240.6648) Optics at surfaces : Surface dynamics
A. Valenzuela, G. Rodriguez, and S. Clarke, "Optical Topography System for Laser Ablation Plume Measurements," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JWA3.
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