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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 11 — May. 24, 2010
  • pp: 11159–11172

Tuning spectral properties of ultrafast laser ablation plasmas from brass using adaptive temporal pulse shaping

M. Guillermin, A. Klini, J. P. Colombier, F. Garrelie, D. Gray, C. Liebig, E. Audouard, C. Fotakis, and R. Stoian  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 11, pp. 11159-11172 (2010)

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Using automated laser pulse temporal shaping we report on enhancing spectral emission characteristics of ablation plasmas produced by laser irradiation of brass on ultrafast time scales. For different input irradiance levels, control of both atomic and ionic species becomes possible concerning the yield and the excitation state. The improved energy coupling determined by tailored pulses induces material ejection with lower mechanical load that translates into hot gas-phase regions with higher excitation degrees and reduced particulates.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(310.1860) Thin films : Deposition and fabrication
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(300.6365) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, laser induced breakdown

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: February 12, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 19, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 22, 2010
Published: May 12, 2010

M. Guillermin, A. Klini, J. P. Colombier, F. Garrelie, D. Gray, C. Liebig, E. Audouard, C. Fotakis, and R. Stoian, "Tuning spectral properties of ultrafast laser ablation plasmas from brass using adaptive temporal pulse shaping," Opt. Express 18, 11159-11172 (2010)

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