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Ablation Of Laser Irradiated Metal Surfaces
Author(s): W. Schulz; G . Simon; H. EiBfeldt
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Paper Abstract

The time-development of a laser irradiated surface in the case of a high ablation rate is given by the local energy balance. The analytical solution is found by the method of characteristics. The macroscopic shape of the metal decays into a self-similar surface shape. The ablation rate depends on the amplitude and the spatial period of the surface such that the contour is smoothed out in the course of time. Linear polarization of the laser beam induces an anisotropy of the irradiated surface.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 1987
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0801, High Power Lasers: Sources, Laser-Material Interactions, High Excitations, and Fast Dynamics, (22 September 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.941259
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W. Schulz, Technische Universitat Braunschweig (Germany)
G . Simon, Technische Universitat Braunschweig (Germany)
H. EiBfeldt, Technische Universitat Braunschweig (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0801:
High Power Lasers: Sources, Laser-Material Interactions, High Excitations, and Fast Dynamics
Ernst-Wolfgang Kreutz; A. Quenzer; Dieter Schuoecker, Editor(s)

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