Applied Physics B

, Volume 61, Issue 5, pp 505–510

Probe-beam deflection diagnostics of shock waves generated during laser drilling

  • R. Pini
  • R. Salimbeni
  • M. Vannini
  • G. Toci


A probe-beam deflection technique was employed to investigate the evolution of shock waves generated during drilling processes of optical materials by a high repetition rate copper vapor laser. Experimental observations were analyzed by using a theoretical model of shock wave expansion which also furnished quantitative information on the main physical functions associated to laser-induced acoustic phenomena.


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© Springer-Verlag 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Pini
    • 1
  • R. Salimbeni
    • 1
  • M. Vannini
    • 1
  • G. Toci
    • 2
  1. 1.Istituto di Elettronica Quantistica del CNRFirenzeItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di FisicaFirenzeItaly

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