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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 2007
  • pp: 4650–4659

Optimization study of the femtosecond laser-induced forward-transfer process with thin aluminum films

Sudipta Bera, A. J. Sabbah, J. M. Yarbrough, C. G. Allen, Beau Winters, Charles G. Durfee, and Jeff A. Squier  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 21, pp. 4650-4659 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.004650


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Abstract

The parameters for an effective laser-induced forward-transfer (LIFT) process of aluminum thin films using a femtosecond laser are studied. Deposited feature size as a function of laser fluence, donor film thickness, quality of focus, and the pulse duration are varied, providing a metric of the most desirable conditions for femtosecond LIFT with thin aluminum films.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(240.0310) Optics at surfaces : Thin films
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

History
Original Manuscript: March 16, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 18, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 19, 2007
Published: July 6, 2007

Citation
Sudipta Bera, A. J. Sabbah, J. M. Yarbrough, C. G. Allen, Beau Winters, Charles G. Durfee, and Jeff A. Squier, "Optimization study of the femtosecond laser-induced forward-transfer process with thin aluminum films," Appl. Opt. 46, 4650-4659 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-21-4650


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