Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) is combined with a conventional mine prodder. A passively Q-switched Cr4+:Nd 3+:YAG Microchiplaser amplified in an Yb-fiber operates as laser source. The plasma emission is analyzed by application of neural networks.
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(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors
(280.3420) Remote sensing and sensors : Laser sensors
(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy
(300.6360) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, laser
C. Bohling, K. Hohmann, D. Scheel, W. Schade, M. Reuter, and G. Holl, " Anti-Personnel-Mine Detection by Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications, Systems and Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper PWD3.
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