Thrust Area 1: Remote sensing

Active detection:

  • Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS)
  • Environmental sampling/signatures and observables

Passive detection:

  • Cavity-ringdown spectroscopy
  • Absorption spectroscopy
  • Hyperspectral imaging and spectroscopy



Thrust Area 2: Fundamental plasma physics and diagnostics

  • Combustion and oxidation within laser produced plasmas
  • Spatio-temporal evolution of complex mixed plasma plumes formed following laser ablation
  • Materials under extreme environments/conditions