Synergy of electromagnetic effects and thermophysical properties of metals in the formation of laser-induced periodic surface structures

  title={Synergy of electromagnetic effects and thermophysical properties of metals in the formation of laser-induced periodic surface structures},
  author={George D. Tsibidis and Panagiotis C. Lingos and Emmanuel Stratakis},
  journal={Optics Letters},
Femtosecond (fs) pulsed lasers have been widely used over the past few decades for precise materials structuring at the micro- and nano-scales. However, in order to realize efficient material processing and account for the formation of laser-induced periodic surface structures (LIPSS), it is very important to understand the fundamental laser–matter interaction processes. A significant contribution to the LIPSS profile appears to originate from the electromagnetic fingerprint of the laser source… 

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