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Applications of femtosecond Bessel beams to laser ablation

Abstract

Nondiffracting Bessel beams have been recently applied to single shot ultrafast laser processing of high aspect ratio nanochannels. We review the principles and benefits of nondiffracting Bessel beams for material processing, and we compare experimental results with numerical simulations. We show how the stationarity of nonlinear propagation of ultrafast laser pulses allows high aspect ratio material processing.

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The authors acknowledge fundings from Institut Universitaire de France, Région Franche-Comté, University of Franche-Comte, and the Agence Nationale de la Recherche contracts 2011-BS04-010-01 NANOFLAM and ANR-09-BLAN-0065 IMFINI. Computations have been performed at the supercomputer facilities of the Mesocentre de calcul de Franche-Comté.

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Courvoisier, F., Zhang, J., Bhuyan, M.K. et al. Applications of femtosecond Bessel beams to laser ablation. Appl. Phys. A 112, 29–34 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00339-012-7201-2

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Keywords

  • Plasma Density
  • Conical Angle
  • Plasma Channel
  • Nonlinear Propagation
  • Spatial Light Modulator