Dynamics of femtosecond laser interactions with dielectrics

S. S. Mao, F. Quéré, S. Guizard, X. Mao, R. E. Russo, G. Petite, P. Martin

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Femtosecond laser pulses appear as an emerging and promising tool for processing wide bandgap dielectric materials for a variety of applications. This article aims to provide an overview of recent progress in understanding the fundamental physics of femtosecond laser interactions with dielectrics that may have the potential for innovative materials applications. The focus of the overview is the dynamics of femtosecond laser-excited carriers and the propagation of femtosecond laser pulses inside dielectric materials.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)1695-1709
Number of pages15
JournalApplied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing
Issue number7
StatePublished - Nov 2004


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