We report on Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (TOFMS) analysis of plasmas produced in laser ablation of Al targets. We used both the second (532 nm) and third (355 nm) harmonic of a Nd: YAG laser system, carrying out the investigation in a regime of relatively high laser fluence (up to 70 J/cm(2)), where the production of ionized species in the plume is maximized. We present TOF mass spectra of ions in the laser-produced plasma, and a detailed analysis of the relative abundance of different charged species as a function of the laser fluence. The presence of single, doubly and triply ionized Al atoms has been observed and the fluence threshold for their production is reported. We also studied the total ion and electron yield at different laser fluences, its saturation above specific energy densities, and singly ionized cluster-ions produced in the laser plasma.
|Titolo:||High fluence laser ablation of aluminum targets: Time-of-flight mass analysis of plasmas produced at wavelengths 532 and 355 nm|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1996|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/BF01571689|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|