Sensitive detection of laser-ablation plumes in an optical build-up cavity

E. C. Benck, H. A. Schuessler
1994 Journal de Physique IV : Proceedings  
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.
doi:10.1051/jp4:19947174 fatcat:lum563zelngw5m4xzjk5ygb54m