Kinetics of ejected particles during breakdown in fused silica by nanosecond laser pulses

Rajesh N. Raman, Raluca A. Negres, Stavros G. Demos

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The temporal evolution and kinetic properties of material particles ejected from the surface of fused silica under nanosecond laser irradiation are investigated using a time-resolved microscope system. The experiments provide information on the particle size, shape, and speed as a function of delay time, as well as on the duration of the material ejection process. The results suggest that the processes involved are much more complex than those predicted by current models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number051901
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 31 2011
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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