Laser interaction with materials: Introduction

Claude R. Phipps, Leonid Zhigilei, Pavel Polynkin, Thomas Baumert, Thierry Sarnet, Nadezhda Bulgakova, Willy Bohn, Juergen Reif

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Laser-materials interaction is the fascinating nexus where laser physics, optical physics, and materials science intersect. Applications include microdeposition via laser-induced forward transfer of thin films, clean materials processing with femtosecond beams, creating color filters with nanoparticles, generating very high density storage sites on subpicosecond time scales, structuring solar cell surfaces for higher efficiency, making nanostructures that would be impossible by other means, and creating in-volume waveguiding structures using femtosecond laser filaments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)LIM1-LIM3
JournalApplied optics
Issue number31
StatePublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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