Applied Physics A

, Volume 63, Issue 2, pp 109–115 | Cite as

Femtosecond, picosecond and nanosecond laser ablation of solids

  • B. N. Chichkov
  • C. Momma
  • S. Nolte
  • F. von Alvensleben
  • A. Tünnermann
Regular Papers


Laser ablation of solid targets by 0.2–5000 ps Ti: Sapphire laser pulses is studied. Theoretical models and qualitative explanations of experimental results are presented. Advantages of femtosecond lasers for precise material processing are discussed and demonstrated.




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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. N. Chichkov
    • 1
  • C. Momma
    • 1
  • S. Nolte
    • 1
  • F. von Alvensleben
    • 1
  • A. Tünnermann
    • 1
  1. 1.Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.HannoverGermany

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