Publication
Title
Ciliary white light : optical aspect of ultrashort laser ablation on transparent dielectrics
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Abstract
We report on a novel nonlinear optical phenomenon, coined as ciliary white light, during laser ablation of transparent dielectrics. It is observed in 14 different transparent materials including glasses, crystals, and polymers. This phenomenon is also universal with respect to laser polarization, pulse duration, and focusing geometry. We interpret its formation in terms of the nonlinear diffraction of the laser generated white light by the ablation crater covered by nanostructures. It carries rich information on the damage profile and morphology dynamics of the ablated surface, providing a real time in situ observation of the laser ablation process. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.097601
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physical review letters. - New York, N.Y.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : 2013
ISSN
0031-9007
Volume/pages
110:9(2013), p. 1-5
Article Reference
097601
ISI
000317186000007
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 07.06.2013
Last edited 19.06.2017
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