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Ablation of PMMA under TEA CO2 laser irradiation
Author(s): Vladimir S. Makin; Yury I. Pestov
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Paper Abstract

The formation of blind narrow channels in polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) volume under the action of one pulse of TEA CO2 laser radiation hues been discovered and experimentally studied. An existence of three distinctive regimes of laser-polymer interaction in different power density ranges due to an influence of plasma formation at low threshold nearsurface optical breakdown was shown. The formation of spherical type micro damages in a near surface layer of polymer produced due to local volume boiling were observed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6251, Lasers for Measurements and Information Transfer 2005, 625117 (9 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.677894
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Vladimir S. Makin, Research Institute for Complex Testing of Opto-Electronic Devices (Russia)
Yury I. Pestov, Research Institute for Complex Testing of Optoelectronic Devices and Systems (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6251:
Lasers for Measurements and Information Transfer 2005
Vadim E. Privalov, Editor(s)

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