Femtosecond, picosecond and nanosecond laser ablation of solids

  title={Femtosecond, picosecond and nanosecond laser ablation of solids},
  author={Boris N. Chichkov and Carsten Momma and Stefan Nolte and F. von Alvensleben and Andreas T{\"u}nnermann},
  journal={Applied Physics A},
Laser ablation of solid targets by 0.2–5000 ps Ti: Sapphire laser pulses is studied. Theoretical models and qualitative explanations of experimental results are presented. Advantages of femtosecond lasers for precise material processing are discussed and demonstrated. 
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