Both femtosecond and nanosecond pulses can create low-density plasmas in transparent dielectrics suitable for nano-cell surgery and modification of glasses. The variation of mechanisms with pulse repetition rate and duration will be discussed.
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(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3440) Lasers and laser optics : Laser-induced breakdown
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
A. Vogel, N. Linz, S. Freidank, J. Noack, and G. Paltauf, "Femtosecond and Nanosecond Laser-Induced Nanoeffects for Cell Surgery and Modifications of Glass," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CMHH1.
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