Laser Ablation: Fundamentals, Methods and Applications


Christoph Gerhard, Stephan Wieneke and Wolfgang Viöl (Editors)
University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Laboratory for Laser and Plasma Technologies, Von-Ossietzky-Straße, Göttingen, Germany

Series: Lasers and Electro-Optics Research and Technology
BISAC: SCI053000

Laser ablation is an established and versatile tool in modern manufacturing. At the same time, the basics and applications of laser ablation are the subject of numerous current research studies. Both facts demonstrate a huge interest in the topic as well as the enormous potential of this technique for a number of applications, such as laser materials processing and laser-based materials testing. This book, “Laser Ablation – Fundamentals, Methods and Applications”, addresses scientists, researchers and application engineers who work in the continuously growing field of laser ablation. It also acts as a reference book for professors, lecturers and students of corresponding study courses or professional training programs.

Written by an international board of authors, this book provides an overview on laser sources used for laser ablation, the basics of laser beam guidance and shaping as well as laser-matter-interactions and the main underlying mechanisms of laser ablation. Different laser-based material processing and modification methods along with specific applications and recent developments of laser ablation techniques are presented. Laser-plasma-hybrid techniques, the laser-based fabrication of nanoparticles and heterostructures, and laser surface functionalization are merely some of the methods aforementioned. Furthermore, several laser-induced effects are discussed against the background of relevant applications in microelectronics, photovoltaics, packaging and patterning. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Fundamentals of Laser Ablation
(Daniel Tasche, Tobias Weihs, and Wolfgang Viöl, Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST, Application Center for Plasma and Photonics, Von-Ossietzky-Strasse, Göttingen, Germany, and others)

High Precision Ablation by Excimer Laser
(Rainer Paetzel, Coherent LaserSystems GmbH & Co. KG)

Laser Ablation for Multiferroic Heterostructures
(Devajyoti Mukherjee, Sarath Witanachchi, and Pritish Mukherjee, Center for Integrated Functional Materials & Department of Physics, Tampa, FL, USA)

Tailored Material Functionalization by Shaped Femtosecond Laser Pulses
(Stefan Kontermann, Anna Lena Baumann, Thomas Gimpel, Andreas Gabler, Wolfgang Schippers, Philipp Saring, Michael Seibt, and Wolfgang Schade, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI), EnergieCampus, Goslar, Germany, and others)

Ultrafast Laser Ablation of Solid Targets: A Versatile Method for Fast Ion Generation and Nanoparticle Synthesis
(K.K. Anoop, Xiaochang Ni, Xuan Wang, Giovanni Ausanio, Salvatore Amoruso, Dipartimento di Fisica and CNR-SPIN, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Complesso Universitario Monte S. Angelo, Napoli, Italy, and others)

Structure and Properties of Metal, Semiconductor and Ceramic Nanomaterials Synthesized by Pulsed Laser Ablation in Liquid Technique
(Maria. I. Mendivil, Grisel Garcia, Bindu Krishnan, David Avellaneda, Tushar K. Das Roy, Guadalupe A. Castillo, and Sadasivan Shaji, Facultad de Ingeniería Mecánica y Eléctrica, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, San Nicolás de los Garza, Nuevo León, México, and other)

Nano-Second Laser Ablation in Liquids – A Method for Compound Nanoparticle Fabrication
(Omar R. Musaev, Jerzy M. Wrobel, and Michael B. Kruger, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO, USA)

Atmospheric Pressure Plasma-Enhanced Laser Ablation of Glasses
(Christoph Gerhard, Stephan Brückner, Stephan Wieneke, and Wolfgang Viöl, HAWK University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Laboratory for Laser and Plasma Technologies, Von-Ossietzky-Straße, Göttingen, Germany, and other)

On the Debris Formation During Atmospheric Pressure Plasma-Assisted Laser Engraving of Stainless Steel
(Victor Le Meur, Leander Loewenthal, Christoph Gerhard, and Wolfgang Viöl, Institut d’Optique Graduate School, – Campus Polytechnique, Palaiseau Cedex, France, and others)

Laser Ablation Mass Spectrometry of Graphene and Graphene Oxide
(Xiaodi Bao, Shuqi Li, and Xianglei Kong, State Key Laboratory and Institute of Elemento-Organic Chemistry, Nankai University, Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering, Tianjin, China)


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