Model of the femtosecond laser inscription by a single pulse

Jovana S. Petrović, Vladimir Mezentsev, Holger Schmitz, Ian Bennion

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A comprehensive model of processes involved in femtosecond laser inscription and the subsequent structural material modification is developed. Different time scales of the pulse-plasma dynamics and thermo-mechanical relaxation allow for separate numerical treatments of these processes, while linking them by an energy transfer equation. The model is illustrated and analysed on examples of inscription in fused silica and the results are used to explain previous experimental observations. © 2007 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)939-946
Number of pages8
JournalOptical and Quantum Electronics
Issue number10-11
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007
Event16th International Workshop on Optical Waveguide Theory and Numerical Modelling - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 27 Apr 200728 Apr 2007


  • femtosecond laser inscription
  • numerical model


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