Filamentation of femtosecond laser pulses defy diffraction and exist for many meters. The filament contains the concentrated laser pulse and a plasma column in its wake. We study filament ablation of metal and polymer surfaces.
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A. Valenzuela, C. Munson, and A. Porwitzky, "Filament Ablation of Opaque Solid Material," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2012, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper CM3L.4.
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