This book discusses the physics of plasma initiation and reviews the features of dissipating, propagating plasmas. It deals with advances in diagnostics for high-energy, laser-fusion plasmas. The book reviews the basic physical processes, plasma characteristics of the "continuous optical discharge".
Table of Contents
1. Physics of Laser-Induced Breakdown: An Update 2. Modeling of Post-Breakdown Phenomena 3. Introduction to Laser Plasma Diagnostics 4. Laser-Sustained Plasmas 5. Inertially Confined Fusion 6. Laser-Based Semiconductor Fabrication 7. Spectrochemical Analysis Using Laser Plasma Excitation 8. Fundamentals of Analysis of Solids by Laser-Produced Plasmas 9. Laser Vaporization for Sample Introduction in Atomic and Mass Spectroscopy 10. Current New Applications of Laser Plasmas