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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 2012
  • pp: 8306–8314

Normalization of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy spectra using a plastic optical fiber light collector and acoustic sensor device

Francisco Anabitarte, Luis Rodríguez-Cobo, José-Miguel López-Higuera, and Adolfo Cobo  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 34, pp. 8306-8314 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.51.008306


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Abstract

To estimate the acoustic plasma energy in laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) experiments, a light collecting and acoustic sensing device based on a coil of plastic optical fiber (POF) is proposed. The speckle perturbation induced by the plasma acoustic energy was monitored using a CCD camera placed at the end of a coil of multimode POF and processed with an intraimage contrast ratio method. The results were successfully verified with the acoustic energy measured by a reference microphone. The proposed device is useful for normalizing LIBS spectra, enabling a better estimation of the sample’s chemical composition.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(110.6150) Imaging systems : Speckle imaging
(300.6210) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, atomic

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: June 27, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 25, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 8, 2012
Published: November 30, 2012

Citation
Francisco Anabitarte, Luis Rodríguez-Cobo, José-Miguel López-Higuera, and Adolfo Cobo, "Normalization of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy spectra using a plastic optical fiber light collector and acoustic sensor device," Appl. Opt. 51, 8306-8314 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-51-34-8306


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