An explanation is presented for the formation of periodic structures on solid surfaces under powerful laser irradiation through an analogy to the Bénard effect.
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I. Ursu, I. A. Dorobantu, I. N. Mihailescu, M. Vlad, F. Spineanu, A. M. Prokhorov, V. I. Konov, and V. N. Tokarev, "Possible mechanism for laser-induced two-dimensional periodic structures by analogy with the Bénard effect," Opt. Lett. 14, 853-855 (1989)