Measurements and Calculations of parametrs of Zinc Oxide Plasma Produced by Laser induced Breakdown Spectroscopy
Keywords:Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES), Laser-Induced Plasma Spectroscopy (LIPS), Zinc oxide (ZnO), Nd: YAG laser
In this work, the optical emission characteristics of the ZnO plasma were presented. The plasma parameters: electron temperature (Te), electron density( ne), plasma frequency (fp) and Debye length (λD) were studied with a spectrometer that collects the spectrum ZnO plasma in air produced by Nd:YAG laser,(λ=1064 nm) at ratio X=0.5 in the range of energy of (700-1000 mJ), duration (10 ns). The Boltzmann plot methodwas employed to calculate the electron temperature (Te), while the Stark broadening was used to determine the electron density (ne), Debye duration (λD), and plasma frequency (fp). Te, ne, and fp were found to increase with the increase of laser energy.In contrast, (λD) decreased with laser energy increase. The resulting electron temperature calculation value was (1.908-2.084) eV.