Laser Ablation and Laser Induced Plasmas for Nanomachining and Material Analysis

  • D. Batani
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics book series (NAPSB)


The goal of this paper is to introduce the basics of laser ablation. After introducing some general concepts for the description of lasers, and their usefulness in laser micromachining, and of the materials with which they interact, we describe in more details the femtosecond and nanosecond pulse duration regimes.


Laser ablation spatial coherence ablation threshold flux plasma frequency Spitzer’s law hydrodynamics collisional absorption crater formation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Università di MilanoBicoccaItaly

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