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Applied Physics Letters
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Electrical characterization of plasma generation in KrF laser Cu ablation

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Abstract

Ionization onset in the ablation plume from KrF laser-irradiated Cu targets in vacuum leads to a fast-rising voltage transient on the target. This, together with ion probe measurements, provides information on the plasma parameters. With 30 ns pulses, plasma initiates at ∼108 W cm -2; electron temperatures of 7 eV and ion energies of several hundred volts are produced at 2.2×108 W cm -2.

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01 Dec 1989

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Applied Physics Letters

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