Femtosecond laser-induced damage and filamentary propagation in fused silica

L. Sudrie, A. Couairon, M. Franco, B. Lamouroux, B. Prade, Stylianos Tzortzakis, A. Mysyrowicz

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Abstract

The first detailed understanding of the mechanisms responsible for bulk damage induced by the propagation of fs laser pulses in fused silica was shown. By postmortem inspection of the material, the damage tracks were characterized and found that the shape of the principle track was very well reproduced by the domain where the electron density computed by considering Keldysh's PI rate, avalanche, and recombination saturates around 3×1020 cm-3. From the model shown, the control of the refraction index changes on a submicron scale in the damage zone can be achieved to produce damage-resistant laser devices.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume89
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 28 Oct 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Sudrie, L., Couairon, A., Franco, M., Lamouroux, B., Prade, B., Tzortzakis, S., & Mysyrowicz, A. (2002). Femtosecond laser-induced damage and filamentary propagation in fused silica. Physical Review Letters, 89(18).

Femtosecond laser-induced damage and filamentary propagation in fused silica. / Sudrie, L.; Couairon, A.; Franco, M.; Lamouroux, B.; Prade, B.; Tzortzakis, Stylianos; Mysyrowicz, A.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 89, No. 18, 28.10.2002.

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Sudrie, L, Couairon, A, Franco, M, Lamouroux, B, Prade, B, Tzortzakis, S & Mysyrowicz, A 2002, 'Femtosecond laser-induced damage and filamentary propagation in fused silica', Physical Review Letters, vol. 89, no. 18.
Sudrie L, Couairon A, Franco M, Lamouroux B, Prade B, Tzortzakis S et al. Femtosecond laser-induced damage and filamentary propagation in fused silica. Physical Review Letters. 2002 Oct 28;89(18).
Sudrie, L. ; Couairon, A. ; Franco, M. ; Lamouroux, B. ; Prade, B. ; Tzortzakis, Stylianos ; Mysyrowicz, A. / Femtosecond laser-induced damage and filamentary propagation in fused silica. In: Physical Review Letters. 2002 ; Vol. 89, No. 18.
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