An explanation is presented for the formation of periodic structures on solid surfaces under powerful laser irradiation through an analogy to the Bénard effect.
© 1989 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 28, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: May 26, 1989
Published: August 15, 1989
I. Ursu, A. M. Prokhorov, V. I. Konov, I. A. Dorobantu, I. N. Mihailescu, V. N. Tokarev, M. Vlad, and F. Spineanu, "Possible mechanism for laser-induced two-dimensional periodic structures by analogy with the Bénard effect," Opt. Lett. 14, 853-855 (1989)