Photonics Dictionary® Plus
Definitions of terms, abbreviations and acronyms related to photonics technology. This reference is in the form of a wiki, meaning the content can be edited and expanded by members of the photonics community.
A plasma produced by the interaction of an intense laser pulse with a material surface. Production of ionized particle with high intensity radiation. The narrow path of the intense field produces a plasma channel. The LIPC (laser-induced plasma channel) laser has been adapted towards electroshock weapons as well as induced lightning.
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Centre for Laser Processing of Materials