Morphology of femtosecond-laser-ablated borosilicate glass surfaces

Adela Ben-Yakar, Robert L. Byer, Anthony Harkin, Jacqueline Ashmore, Howard A. Stone, Mengyan Shen, Eric Mazur

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The morphology of the borosilicate glass surface machined by femtosecond laser pulses was presented. A thin rim was formed around ablated craters after a single laser pulse. The rim was a resolidified splash from a molten layer generated during the ablation process. The results showed that the molten layer was a few micrometer thick and existed for a few microseconds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3030-3032
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number15
StatePublished - Oct 13 2003
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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