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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 7 — Apr. 8, 2013
  • pp: 7858–7867

Numerical analysis of laser ablation and damage in glass with multiple picosecond laser pulses

Mingying Sun, Urs Eppelt, Simone Russ, Claudia Hartmann, Christof Siebert, Jianqiang Zhu, and Wolfgang Schulz  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 7, pp. 7858-7867 (2013)

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This study presents a novel numerical model for laser ablation and laser damage in glass including beam propagation and nonlinear absorption of multiple incident ultrashort laser pulses. The laser ablation and damage in the glass cutting process with a picosecond pulsed laser was studied. The numerical results were in good agreement with our experimental observations, thereby revealing the damage mechanism induced by laser ablation. Beam propagation effects such as interference, diffraction and refraction, play a major role in the evolution of the crater structure and the damage region. There are three different damage regions, a thin layer and two different kinds of spikes. Moreover, the electronic damage mechanism was verified and distinguished from heat modification using the experimental results with different pulse spatial overlaps.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3330) Lasers and laser optics : Laser damage
(140.3440) Lasers and laser optics : Laser-induced breakdown
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(320.5390) Ultrafast optics : Picosecond phenomena
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(350.3390) Other areas of optics : Laser materials processing

ToC Category:
Laser Microfabrication

Original Manuscript: November 13, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 28, 2013
Published: March 25, 2013

Mingying Sun, Urs Eppelt, Simone Russ, Claudia Hartmann, Christof Siebert, Jianqiang Zhu, and Wolfgang Schulz, "Numerical analysis of laser ablation and damage in glass with multiple picosecond laser pulses," Opt. Express 21, 7858-7867 (2013)

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