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Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
Long Beach, California United States
May 21, 2006
ISBN: 1-55752-813-6
Femtosecond Laser-Based Material Modification (CMX)

Femtosecond Laser Modification of Poly(methyl methacrylate): Photochemistry

Alexandra Baum, Patricia J. Scully, Maria Basanta, C L. Thomas, Peter R. Fielden, Nick J. Goddard, and Walter Perrie

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Femtosecond, sub-ablation threshold UV photo-modification of poly(methyl methacrylate) is explored. Volatile fragment analysis (thermal desorption gas chromatography- mass spectrometry) and molecular weight distribution monitoring (size exclusion chromatography) suggest direct backbone cleavage and monomer formation.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.3390) Other areas of optics : Laser materials processing
(350.3450) Other areas of optics : Laser-induced chemistry

A. Baum, P. J. Scully, M. Basanta, C. L. Thomas, P. R. Fielden, N. J. Goddard, and W. Perrie, "Femtosecond Laser Modification of Poly(methyl methacrylate): Photochemistry," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CMX3.

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