New trends and results in fs-laser-driven materials processing

L. Nánai, S. Szatmári, G. J. Taft, T. F. George

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In this paper we report on the state-of-the-art of the ultrashort (fs) laser pulse-driven surface microprocessing of materials (metals, semiconductors and dielectrics (glasses and polymers)). We emphasize the advantages of fs time scale pulses of laser-matter interactions, e.g., no heat effects in laser-coupled outside zones in plasma breakdown below intensity scales. A two-temperature model (energy coupling between electronic and phonon subsystems), the role of Dember effects, and ballistic transport are also considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)172-175
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2004
EventNonresonant Laser-Matter Interaction (NLMI-11) - St. Petersburg
Duration: Jun 29 2003Jul 2 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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