Physical Modeling of Laser-Induced Breakdown of Glass

  • Jaemyoung Lee
  • Michael F. Becker
  • Taikyeong T. Jeong
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3991)


We made a physical model for investigation of laser-induced breakdown of glass. To estimate the laser energy absorption through electron heating, we derive a power transfer rate equation and an electron number density equation for a steady state as a function of temperature and electric field. Numerical simulations using the derived equations show that the laser power absorption dependence of glass on temperature and electric field strength.


Impact Ionization Capture Cross Section Electron Number Density Electron Heating Multiphoton Absorption 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jaemyoung Lee
    • 1
  • Michael F. Becker
    • 2
  • Taikyeong T. Jeong
    • 2
  1. 1.Korea Polytechnic UniversityKorea(ROK)
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of Texas at Austin 

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