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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3226–3230

Enhanced remote filament-induced breakdown spectroscopy with spatio-temporally chirped pulses

Bin Zeng, Tie-Jun Wang, Sima Hosseini, Ya Cheng, Zhizhan Xu, Weiwei Liu, and See Leang Chin  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 12, pp. 3226-3230 (2012)

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A spatio-temporal focusing technique can be used to enhance the peak intensity in filamentation [Phys. Rev. A 84, 063819 (2011)]. We experimentally applied this technique to remote filament-induced breakdown spectroscopy. Significant enhancement of the fluorescence signals was achieved on iron and aluminum samples from 22 m away using spatio-temporally chirped pulses when compared with using normally compressed pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(280.3640) Remote sensing and sensors : Lidar
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(300.6365) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, laser induced breakdown

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Original Manuscript: September 17, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 7, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 8, 2012
Published: November 6, 2012

Bin Zeng, Tie-Jun Wang, Sima Hosseini, Ya Cheng, Zhizhan Xu, Weiwei Liu, and See Leang Chin, "Enhanced remote filament-induced breakdown spectroscopy with spatio-temporally chirped pulses," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 3226-3230 (2012)

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