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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 2003
  • pp: 6029–6035

Analysis by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy of complex solids, liquids, and powders with an echelle spectrometer

Pascal Fichet, Denis Menut, René Brennetot, Evelyne Vors, and Annie Rivoallan  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 30, pp. 6029-6035 (2003)

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One of the most promising approaches to laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) experiments involves the use of an echelle spectrometer coupled with an intensified CCD. Even if drawbacks remain with its use, the echelle spectrometer facilitates a multielemental analysis that is more rapid than can be obtained with the more-conventional Czerny-Turner spectrometer and, moreover, does not sacrifice reliability. Quantitative results obtained with such apparatus for solids, liquids, powders, and gases are described and when possible compared with results from Czerny-Turner spectrometers. Liquid analysis by LIBS with echelle spectrometers has allowed a spectral database to be compiled. Once the qualitative spectra of pure elements in aqueous solutions, are obtained, they can be used for qualitative analysis of unknown samples.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3440) Lasers and laser optics : Laser-induced breakdown
(300.6210) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, atomic

Original Manuscript: December 2, 2002
Revised Manuscript: May 7, 2003
Published: October 20, 2003

Pascal Fichet, Denis Menut, René Brennetot, Evelyne Vors, and Annie Rivoallan, "Analysis by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy of complex solids, liquids, and powders with an echelle spectrometer," Appl. Opt. 42, 6029-6035 (2003)

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