The mechanism of resonant infrared laser ablation of frozen polymer-solvent solutions is investigated by plume shadowgraphy and ablation yield measurements. The temperature dependence of the absorption coefficient and thermal diffusion influences the yield.
© 2009 The Optical Society
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films
(310.3840) Thin films : Materials and process characterization
D. M. Bubb, S. L. Johnson, and R. F. Haglund, "The Influence of Thermal Confinement and Temperature-Dependent Absorption on Resonant Infrared Ablation of Frozen Aqueous and Alcohol Targets," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper CThEE1.