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  • Editor: C. Martijin de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 9 — Apr. 30, 2007
  • pp: 5674–5686

Observation of pressure wave generated by focusing a femtosecond laser pulse inside a glass

M. Sakakura, M. Terazima, Y. Shimotsuma, K. Miura, and K. Hirao  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 9, pp. 5674-5686 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.005674


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Abstract

The pressure (or stress) wave generated by focusing a femtosecond laser pulse inside a glass has been considered one of the important factors in determining structures created in the laser focal region. In this paper, a method of the transient lens (TrL) analysis was proposed to characterize the pressure wave. Experimentally, the TrL signal exhibited damping oscillation within 2 ns. Simulations of the TrL signal showed that the shape of the oscillating signal depended on the width and amplitude of the pressure wave. Comparing the observed TrL signal with the simulated one, we estimated these properties of the pressure wave generated after femtosecond laser focusing inside a soda-lime glass.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(320.7120) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast phenomena
(350.5340) Other areas of optics : Photothermal effects

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 13, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 16, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 17, 2007
Published: April 25, 2007

Citation
M. Sakakura, M. Terazima, Y. Shimotsuma, K. Miura, and K. Hirao, "Observation of pressure wave generated by focusing a femtosecond laser pulse inside a glass," Opt. Express 15, 5674-5686 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-9-5674


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