Image Analysis of Plasma Induced by Focused IR Pulsed Laser


  • Ahmad Hadi Ali
  • Noriah Bidin


Laser, plasma, image, lens, morphology,


Plasma induced by focused laser beam is very essential especially in laser material interaction. Preliminary study leading to this research has been carried out. A Q-switch Nd:YAG laser was employed as a source of energy. The laser was focused using a wide-angle camera lens. The formation of plasma at the focal region was visualized perpendicularly using a CCD video camera interfaced to an image processing system. The dynamic expansion of the laser plasma was grabbed in conjunction with a high-speed photographic system. The observation results show that the plasma was formed in an ellipsoidal shape. The lateral width and the length of the plasma were found gradually increased


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Author Biographies

Ahmad Hadi Ali

Department of Science and Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Technology and Human Development,
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia. MALAYSIA.

Noriah Bidin

Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, MALAYSIA.


How to Cite

Ali, A. H., & Bidin, N. (2011). Image Analysis of Plasma Induced by Focused IR Pulsed Laser. International Journal of Integrated Engineering, 3(2). Retrieved from



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