National Institute of Lasers and Optronics

Spectroscopy Division

Material Division

Optronics Division

Agriculture and Biophotonics Division

Laser Development Division

Technical Services Division

Laser Matter Interaction Group Group

Study of the fundamentals of laser/ion matter interaction is the objective of this group. Special emphasis is on the generation of multiply charged metal ions, laser induced plasma, production and characterization of secondary ion and X-rays etc.


  • Nd-YAG laser.
  • Duoplasmatron ion source.
  • Vacuum systems.
  • HV power supplies.
  • Current and voltage monitors.
  • Permanent magnets.
  • Electrical and mechanical feed-throughs.

Recent activities

  • Laser matter interaction studies.
    • Laser generated plasma research.
    • Laser induced metal ion generation and characterization.
    • Study of laser wavelength effects on the properties of highly charged metal (Al, Cu, Ag, W) ions produced by nanosecond pulsed laser.
    • Effects of axial and radial magnetic fields on the charge state and energy of ions produced by nanosecond pulsed laser.
    • Estimation of transient electric field inside the nanosecond laser produced metal plasmas.
    • Investigation on the temporal behavior of plasma parameters (electron temperature and electron density) and ion charge loss in expanding laser produced plasmas.
  • Ion Solid Interaction Studies.
    • Design and development of ion source.
    • Study of ion induced secondary electron yield measurements.
    • Study of angular distribution of secondary ions.
    • Study of ion induced photon emission.