Laser-Produced Plasmas

Laser-produced Plasmas

Laser ablation

The PPPL-LPN conducts laser vaporization experiments of graphite and boron targets using available ND:YAG pulsed laser (Continuum Surelite III, pulse energy 120/250/400 mJ for wavelengths 355/532/400 nm, 10 nsec, repetition up to 20 Hz). In addition, PPPL has a Nd CW laser (Quantronix Corp 118F-M ) with 325 W output power, available for continuous ablation experiments. The ablation experiments typically utilize 10 inch 6-way cross chamber to control the gas pressure.

  This capability is located at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.