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  • Vol. 10, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2002
  • pp: 603–608

Motion of bubble in solid by femtosecond laser pulses

Wataru Watanabe and Kazuyoshi Itoh  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 14, pp. 603-608 (2002)

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We report that irradiation of femtosecond laser pulses moves a microscopic bubble inside crystalline calcium fluoride and amorphous silica glass. In situ observation revealed that the bubble moves against the direction of propagation of laser pulses as far as 2 microns. We also demonstrate the lateral movement of a void along the axis perpendicular to the beam propagation axis by shifting the laser focus.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3330) Lasers and laser optics : Laser damage
(140.3440) Lasers and laser optics : Laser-induced breakdown
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

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Original Manuscript: June 7, 2002
Revised Manuscript: June 25, 2002
Published: July 15, 2002

Wataru Watanabe and Kazuyoshi Itoh, "Motion of bubble in solid by femtosecond laser pulses," Opt. Express 10, 603-608 (2002)

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