Ultrafast laser-induced melting of glass

Koubassov, V.; Laprise, J.F.; Théberge, F.; Förster, E.; Sauerbrey, R.; Müller, B.; Glatzel, U.; Chin, S.L.
August 2004
Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing;2004, Vol. 79 Issue 3, p499
Academic Journal
The interaction of intense femtosecond laser pulses with wide band-gap fused silica and quartz is investigated. It is shown that during target irradiation, melting of SiO2 occurs. Laser pulses with fluences above the damage threshold induce partial phase transition of fused silicia into quartz and vice-versa.


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