Liquid-Assisted Femtosecond Laser Precision-Machining of Silica
AbstractWe report a systematical study on the liquid assisted femtosecond laser machining of quartz plate in water and under different etching solutions. The ablation features in liquid showed a better structuring quality and improved resolution with 1/3~1/2 smaller features as compared with those made in air. It has been demonstrated that laser induced periodic structures are present to a lesser extent when laser processed in water solutions. The redistribution of oxygen revealed a strong surface modification, which is related to the etching selectivity of laser irradiated regions. Laser ablation in KOH and HF solution showed very different morphology, which relates to the evolution of laser induced plasma on the formation of micro/nano-features in liquid. This work extends laser precision fabrication of hard materials. The mechanism of strong absorption in the regions with permittivity (epsilon) near zero is discussed. View Full-Text
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Cao, X.-W.; Chen, Q.-D.; Fan, H.; Zhang, L.; Juodkazis, S.; Sun, H.-B. Liquid-Assisted Femtosecond Laser Precision-Machining of Silica. Nanomaterials 2018, 8, 287.
Cao X-W, Chen Q-D, Fan H, Zhang L, Juodkazis S, Sun H-B. Liquid-Assisted Femtosecond Laser Precision-Machining of Silica. Nanomaterials. 2018; 8(5):287.Chicago/Turabian Style
Cao, Xiao-Wen; Chen, Qi-Dai; Fan, Hua; Zhang, Lei; Juodkazis, Saulius; Sun, Hong-Bo. 2018. "Liquid-Assisted Femtosecond Laser Precision-Machining of Silica." Nanomaterials 8, no. 5: 287.