8 ITMP3 / 8éme conférence internationale de photoacoustique et photothermique
J. Phys. IV France 04 (1994) C7-741-C7-743
Sensitive detection of laser-ablation plumes in an optical build-up cavityE.C. Benck and H.A. Schuessler
Department of Physics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4242, U.S.A.
Cavity-enhanced detection is used to monitor the dynamics of minute vapor plumes produced by focusing a pulsed laser beam onto a surface. The time evolution of the various processes, namely vaporization, acoustic wave generation and photothermal effect range from nsec to msec.
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