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Chin. Phys. B, 2013, Vol. 22(4): 044206    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/22/4/044206

Polarization characteristics of single shot nanosecond laser induced breakdown spectroscopy of Al

Liu Jia (刘佳), Tao Hai-Yan (陶海岩), Gao Xun (高勋), Hao Zuo-Qiang (郝作强), Lin Jing-Quan (林景全)
Changchun University of Science and Technology, Changchun 130022, China
Abstract  Polarization-resolved laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (PRLIBS) technique which can significantly reduce the polarized emission from laser plasma by placing a polarizer in front of the detector, is a powerful tool to improve line-to-continuum ratio in LIBS application. It is shown that the continuum emission from the plasma produced through ablating an Al sample by nanosecond laser pulses is much more polarized than the discrete line emission with single-pulse PRLIBS technique. The effects of laser fluence, and detection angle on the Al polarization spectrum are systematically explored experimentally. The calculated result of polarization spectrum as a function of laser fluence shows that it is in agreement with the experimental observations.
Keywords:  polarization-resolved laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy      laser plasma      S/N ratio  
Received:  05 July 2012      Revised:  27 September 2012      Accepted manuscript online: 
PACS:  42.62.Fi (Laser spectroscopy)  
  52.38.Mf (Laser ablation)  
Fund: Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 60978014, 11074027, 61178022, 11274053, and 11211120156), the Funds from Jilin Provincial Science and Technology Department, China (Grant Nos. 20090523, 20100521, 20100168, and 20111812), and Funds from Education Department of Jilin Province.
Corresponding Authors:  Lin Jing-Quan     E-mail:

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Liu Jia (刘佳), Tao Hai-Yan (陶海岩), Gao Xun (高勋), Hao Zuo-Qiang (郝作强), Lin Jing-Quan (林景全) Polarization characteristics of single shot nanosecond laser induced breakdown spectroscopy of Al 2013 Chin. Phys. B 22 044206

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