Applied Physics A

, Volume 79, Issue 3, pp 499–505

Ultrafast laser-induced melting of glass

  • V. Koubassov
  • J.F. Laprise
  • F. Théberge
  • E. Förster
  • R. Sauerbrey
  • B. Müller
  • U. Glatzel
  • S.L. Chin
Article

Abstract

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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© Springer-Verlag 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Koubassov
    • 1
  • J.F. Laprise
    • 1
  • F. Théberge
    • 1
  • E. Förster
    • 2
  • R. Sauerbrey
    • 2
  • B. Müller
    • 3
  • U. Glatzel
    • 4
  • S.L. Chin
    • 1
  1. 1.Département de Physique, de Génie Physique et d’Optique et Centre d’Optique, Photonique et Laser (COPL)Université LavalQuébecCanada
  2. 2.Institute of Optics and Quantum ElectronicsFriedrich-Schiller-UniversitätJenaGermany
  3. 3.Institute of Physical ChemistryFriedrich-Schiller-UniversitätJenaGermany
  4. 4.Faculty of Physics and Astronomy, Institute of Materials Science and Technology, Metals and AlloysFriedrich-Schiller-UniversitätJenaGermany

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