Applied Physics B

, Volume 100, Issue 3, pp 515–520 | Cite as

Filament-induced laser machining (FILM)

  • D. Kiselev
  • L. Woeste
  • J.-P. WolfEmail author


Laser filamentation provides high intensity plasma strings of micrometric diameters and lengths of tens of centimeters. We demonstrate that these filaments can be used for remotely drilling and cutting metals and biological materials such as flesh and bones. Since no tight focusing is needed, complex 3D shapes can be machined without any adjustment of the laser while processing.


Drilling Astigmatism Ultrashort Laser Pulse Plasma Line Laser Machine 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.GAP-BiophotonicsUnivertsité de GenèveGeneva 4Switzerland
  2. 2.Institut für ExperimentalphysikFreie Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

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