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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 8 — Apr. 12, 2010
  • pp: 7905–7910

Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy of copper with a 2 μm thulium fiber laser

Matthieu Baudelet, Christina C. C. Willis, Lawrence Shah, and Martin Richardson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 8, pp. 7905-7910 (2010)

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We report the first implementation of a 2 μm thulium fiber laser in a Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy system. Emission from plasma on copper samples was analyzed from 200 to 900 nm. The low ablation fluence (<100 J.cm−2) and 200 ns pulse duration lead to a plasma with neither continuum emission, nor air emission in the near-infrared region.

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OCIS Codes
(350.5400) Other areas of optics : Plasmas
(300.6365) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, laser induced breakdown
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

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Original Manuscript: January 21, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 27, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 29, 2010
Published: March 31, 2010

Matthieu Baudelet, Christina C. C. Willis, Lawrence Shah, and Martin Richardson, "Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy of copper with a 2 μm thulium fiber laser," Opt. Express 18, 7905-7910 (2010)

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