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  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 8 — Dec. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1425–1432

Laser-assisted highly organized structuring of copper

Guang Tang and Amin Abdolvand  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 1, Issue 8, pp. 1425-1432 (2011)

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Results on the growth of highly organized, periodic microstructures on a copper substrate utilizing a nanosecond pulsed Nd:YVO4 laser at 532 nm are reported. At the laser energy fluence of ~2.5 J/cm2 (intensity of ~0.21 GW/cm2) arrays of microstructures with average periods ranging from ~40 μm to ~80 μm, depending on the distance between the consecutive laser scans, are generated. The employed technique for irradiating copper and the mechanism for formation of the highly organized microstructures are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(160.3900) Materials : Metals
(350.3850) Other areas of optics : Materials processing

ToC Category:
Laser Materials Processing

Original Manuscript: September 29, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 20, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 20, 2011
Published: November 2, 2011

Guang Tang and Amin Abdolvand, "Laser-assisted highly organized structuring of copper," Opt. Mater. Express 1, 1425-1432 (2011)

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