Applied Physics A

, Volume 69, Issue 4, pp 465–466

Incubation of laser ablation in fused silica with 5-fs pulses

  • M. Lenzner
  • J. Krüger
  • W. Kautek
  • F. Krausz
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DOI: 10.1007/s003390051034

Cite this article as:
Lenzner, M., Krüger, J., Kautek, W. et al. Appl Phys A (1999) 69: 465. doi:10.1007/s003390051034

Abstract.

The threshold fluences for laser-induced damage of fused silica with single 5-fs pulses from a Ti:sapphire laser system were determined by extrapolating the ablated volume to zero. These thresholds are about 4 times as high as the values previously obtained from multi-shot experiments. This result is interpreted in terms of an irreversible modification of the original material below the single-shot threshold (incubation).

PACS: 61.80.Ba

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Lenzner
    • 1
  • J. Krüger
    • 2
  • W. Kautek
    • 2
  • F. Krausz
    • 1
  1. 1.Quantenelektronik und Lasertechnik, Technische Universität Wien, Gusshausstr. 27-29, A-1040 Wien, AustriaAT
  2. 2.Laboratorium für Dünnschichttechnologien, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung, Unter den Eichen 87, D-12205 Berlin, GermanyDE