High-irradiance effects in femosecond laser fabrication
Centre for Micro-Photonics, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia
* e-mail: SJuodkazis@swin.edu.au
Laser micro-fabrication and micro-structuring of materials is usually carried out at the conditions close to the dielectric breakdown. Interplay between multi-photon and avalanche generation of electrons and thermal relaxation become critically important at those conditions in photo-polymerization, waveguide writing in glasses and for creation of new materials at the focal region. Relevant mechanisms of structuring are reviewed and discussed.
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