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Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy of liquid media with femtosecond laser excitation

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Optical breakdown spectra on seawater and distilled water faces excited by Ti-sapphire laser pulses with durations of 50 fs and 650 fs were studied experimentally in normal atmosphere. The time dependence of the intensity of the Na I (588.9 nm) and Mg II (279.5 nm) emission lines was studied, and the limit of detection of Na in an aqueous NaCl solution was established at 10−6 g/l.

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Original Russian Text © O.A. Bukin, S.S. Golik, A.A. Il’in, Yu.N. Kul’chin, E.B. Sokolova, E.N. Baulo, 2009, published in Optika Atmosfery i Okeana.

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Bukin, O.A., Golik, S.S., Il’in, A.A. et al. Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy of liquid media with femtosecond laser excitation. Atmos Ocean Opt 22, 209–213 (2009).

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