We’re excited to be able to share another new editorial! This time in PhotonicsViews magazine Dec 2021/Jan 2022 issue, called “Lasers for compact and fast LIBS systems” and written by Elena Vasileva and Mélina G. Gatty. We delve into their insights on how the use of compact, self-contained, pulsed lasers expand the capabillities in LIBS applications, especially for metal identification.

Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) is an atomic-emission spectroscopy technique that enables rapid chemical analysis of a wide range of materials, including metals, semiconductors, glasses, biological tissues, plastics, soils, thin and paint coatings. The technique relies on focusing short high-energy laser pulses onto the surface of a target sample, which in turn generates a plasma containing a small amount of the sample (typically, a few nanograms).

Read how our compact and air-cooled Cobolt Tor™ XE 1064 nm laser was used for metal analysis using the LIBS technique.

Visit PhotonicsViews Dec2021/Jan2022 (Vol 18, Issue 6) to read the entire editorial!

Photonics Views Magazine Dec 2021/Jan 2022 Vol 18, issue 6.

This work has been conducted in collaboration with Swerim AB.