Title

Nonlinear photoionization and laser-induced damage in silicate glasses by infrared ultrashort laser pulses

Authors

Authors

L. A. Siiman; J. Lumeau;L. B. Glebov

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Appl. Phys. B-Lasers Opt.

Keywords

THERMO-REFRACTIVE GLASS; WHITE-LIGHT CONTINUUM; SMALL-SCALE FILAMENTS; FEMTOSECOND LASER; TRANSPARENT MATERIALS; INDUCED BREAKDOWN; FUSED-SILICA; WAVE-GUIDES; IONIZATION; SOLIDS; Optics; Physics, Applied

Abstract

We show that photoionization of wide band gap silicate glasses by infrared ultrashort laser pulses can occur without laser-induced damage. Two glasses are studied, fused silica and a multi-component silicate photo-thermo-refractive (PTR) glass. Experiments are performed by low numerical aperture focusing of ultrashort laser pulses (100 fsec

Journal Title

Applied Physics B-Lasers and Optics

Volume

96

Issue/Number

1

Publication Date

1-1-2009

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

127

Last Page

134

WOS Identifier

WOS:000266813000020

ISSN

0946-2171

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