Femtosecond Lasers: New Research


Yuwen Zhang, PhD (Editor)
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA

Series: Lasers and Electro-Optics Research and Technology
BISAC: TEC019000

This book presents new research related to femtosecond laser ablation, coherent control, electronic and thermal processes, coloring, nanoscale heat transfer, and corneal refractive surgery. With laser-pulse durations of one quadrillionth of a second, femtosecond lasers are poised to change the way research is done in a variety of disciplines in science, engineering and medicine.

The ability to remove material with minimal collateral damage may be the most striking feature that has not been matched by any other material processing technologies. With the processing power carried by each pulse entering pettawatts (1015 W) in less than 100 femtoseconds, femtosecond lasers can remove virtually any type of material in a few picoseconds while confining the process zone to within tens of nanometers. The result is clean cuts, strong welds, and precision destruction of small targets such as cancer cells with no injury to surrounding materials. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface pp,vii-xi

Chapter 1. Femtosecond Laser Ablation of Solids in Liquids
(E.V. Barmina, P.G. Kuzmin, A.A. Serkov, G.A. Shafeev and E. Stratakis, Wave Research Center of A.M. Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russian Federation, and others)pp,1-42

Chapter 2. Quantum Wave Packet Studies of Coherent Control of Molecular Dynamics by Femtosecond Lasers
(Yong-Chang Han and Shu-Lin Cong, School of Physics and Optoelectronic Technology, Dalian Univeristy of Technology, Dalian, China)pp,43-70

Chapter 3. Femtosecond Laser Excitation and Ablation of Silicon: Basic Studies
(Sergey I. Kudryashov, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia)pp,71-102

Chapter 4. Atomic-Level Modeling of Ultrafast Laser Interaction with Semiconductor
(Shan Jiang and Yong Gan, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA, and others)pp,103-136

Chapter 5. High Intensity Coherent Extreme Ultraviolet and Soft X-Ray Source
(Lap Van Dao, Centre for Atom Optics and Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Australia Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coherent X-Ray Science, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia)pp,137-178

Chapter 6. Study of the Nonlinear Absorption Properties of Copper Phthalocyanine with Femtosecond Laser
(Fang Li, Laboratory of Optical Information and Technology, School of Science, Wuhan Institute of Technology, Wuhan, P.R. China)pp,179-224

Chapter 7. Colorizing Metals by Femtosecond Lasers
(Md. Shamim Ahsan, Advanced Photonics Research Institute (APRI), Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Gwangju, South Korea and Electronics and Communication Engineering Discipline, School of Science, Engineering, and Technology, Khulna University, Khulna, Bangladesh)pp,225-250

Chapter 8. Experimental Study on Nanoscale Heat Transport by Femtosecond Laser
(Jie Zhu, Zhaoliang Wang and Dawei Tang, Institute of Engineering Thermophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China)pp,251-280

Chapter 9. Intrastromal Keratomileusis: All Femtosecond Laser Refractive Surgery
(Anders H. Vestergaard, Anders R. Ivarsen and Jesper Ø. Hjortdal, Department of Ophthalmology, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark, and others)pp,281-296

Chapter 10. Current Progress in Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Endothelial Keratoplasty
(Andri K. Riau and Jodhbir S. Mehta, Tissue Engineering and Stem Cell Group, Singapore Eye Research Institute, Singapore, and others)pp,297-312
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Index pp,313-322


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