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  • Vol. 12, Iss. 1 — Mar. 25, 2008
  • pp: 38–41

Laser Ablation of Polypropylene Films using Nanosecond, Picosecond, and Femtosecond Laser

Ik-Bu Sohn, Young-Chul Noh, Young-Seop Kim, Do-Kyeong Ko, Jong-Min Lee, and Young-Jin Choi  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of the Optical Society of Korea, Vol. 12, Issue 1, pp. 38-41 (2008)

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Precise micropatterning of polypropylene film, which is highly transparent in the wavelength range over 250 nm has been demonstrated by 355 nm nano/picosecond laser and 785 nm femtosecond laser. Increments of both the pulse energy and the shot number of pulses lead to cooccurrence of photochemical and thermal effects, demonstrated by the spatial expansion of rim on the surface of PP. The shapes of the laser-ablated polypropylene films were imaged by optical microscope and measured by a 3D optical measurement system. And, the ablation depth and width of polypropylene film ablated by femtosecond laser at various pulse energy and pulse number were characterized. Our results demonstrate that a femtosecond pulsed laser is an efficient tool for fabricating micropatterns of polypropylene films, where the micropatterns are specifically tailored in size, location and number easily controlled by laser processing conditions.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(350.3390) Other areas of optics : Laser materials processing

Original Manuscript: March 3, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 12, 2008
Published: March 25, 2008

Ik-Bu Sohn, Young-Chul Noh, Young-Seop Kim, Do-Kyeong Ko, Jong-Min Lee, and Young-Jin Choi, "Laser Ablation of Polypropylene Films using Nanosecond, Picosecond, and Femtosecond Laser," J. Opt. Soc. Korea 12, 38-41 (2008)

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