Femtosecond Laser Desorption of Thin Polymer Films from a Dielectric Surface

MATEC Web of Conferences. 2013;8:02004 DOI 10.1051/matecconf/20130802004


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Journal Title: MATEC Web of Conferences

ISSN: 2261-236X (Online)

Publisher: EDP Sciences

LCC Subject Category: Technology: Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)

Country of publisher: France

Language of fulltext: French, English

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Mercadier L.
Peng J.
Sultan Y.
Davis T.
Rayner D. M.
Corkum P. B.


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Abstract | Full Text

We desorb polymer films from fused silica with a femtosecond laser and characterize the results by atomic force microscopy. Our study as a function of beam geometry and energy reveals two ways of achieving spatially controlled nanodesorption.