Surface Modifications in Transparent Dielectrics Induced by a Mid-Infrared Free-Electron Laser

  • R. F. HaglundJr.
  • H. K. Park
  • O. Yavas
  • D. R. Ermer
  • M. R. Papantonakis
  • A. H. Lines
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 63)

Abstract

Irradiation of wide-bandgap dielectrics using tunable picosecond infrared pulses at high repetition rate is shown to induce unusually efficient ablation, phase transformations and the evolution of a Kelvin-Helmholtz hydrodynamic instability.

Keywords

Calcite Explosive Boiling Aragonite 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. F. HaglundJr.
    • 1
    • 2
  • H. K. Park
    • 1
    • 2
  • O. Yavas
    • 1
    • 2
  • D. R. Ermer
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. R. Papantonakis
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. H. Lines
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyVanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA
  2. 2.W. M. Keck Foundation Free-Electron Laser CenterVanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA

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