V. Schütz
K. Bischoff
S. Brief
J. Koch
O. Suttmann
L. Overmeyer

Additional external electromagnetic fields for laser microprocessing of metals

Opt. Express
Type: Zeitschriftenaufsatz (reviewed)
Ultra-short pulsed laser processing is a potent tool for microstructuring of a lot of materials. At certain laser parameters, particular periodical and/or quasi-periodical µm-size surface structures evolve apparently during processing. With extended plasmonics theory, it is possible to predict the structure formation, and a systematic technology can be derived to alter the surface for laser processing. In this work, we have demonstrated the modification of the laser processing with applying tailored dynamic surface electro-magnetic fields. Possible improvement in applications is seen in the fields of process efficiency of laser ablation and a superior control of the surface topography.