Expansion and radiative cooling of the laser induced plasma Academic Article uri icon


  • To study the expansion and cooling process of the laser induced plasma generated by nanosecond pulsed laser ablation, experiments have been conducted which measure the position of the external shockwaves and the temperature of the vapor plumes. The positions of external shockwaves were determined by a femtosecond laser time-resolved imaging system. Vapor plume temperature was determined from spectroscopic measurements of the plasma emission lines. A model which considers the mass, momentum, and energy conservation of the region affected by the laser energy was developed. It shows good agreement to the experimental data. © 2007 IOP Publishing Ltd.

author list (cited authors)

  • Wen, S., Mao, X., Liu, C., Greif, R., & Russo, R.

citation count

  • 11

publication date

  • April 2007