A model is presented for the ablation of metals by nanosecond laser pulses, based on one-dimensional heat flow with temperature dependent material properties. A numerical optical calculation is introduced to account for laser beam absorption in the target, utilizing established matrix methods for electromagnetic plane wave propagation in multi-layered media. By including the effects of reflection from the dielectric-metal interface, the fall in reflectivity of aluminum during nanosecond laser pulses above the phase explosion threshold is found to be approximately twice that calculated in previous works. A simulated shielding coefficient is introduced to account for reflection and absorption of the incident laser beam by the ablation products. With these additions to foregoing models, good agreement between calculated and published experimental ablation data is attained for aluminum, both in terms of ablation threshold and depth. An investigation is subsequently carried out into the effects of laser wavelength, pulse duration and target thickness on the phase explosion threshold of aluminum. © 2013 AIP Publishing LLC.

An improved model for nanosecond pulsed laser ablation of metals / Lutey, Adrian Hugh Alexander. - In: JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS. - ISSN 0021-8979. - 114:8(2013), p. 083108. [10.1063/1.4818513]

An improved model for nanosecond pulsed laser ablation of metals

LUTEY, Adrian Hugh Alexander
2013-01-01

Abstract

A model is presented for the ablation of metals by nanosecond laser pulses, based on one-dimensional heat flow with temperature dependent material properties. A numerical optical calculation is introduced to account for laser beam absorption in the target, utilizing established matrix methods for electromagnetic plane wave propagation in multi-layered media. By including the effects of reflection from the dielectric-metal interface, the fall in reflectivity of aluminum during nanosecond laser pulses above the phase explosion threshold is found to be approximately twice that calculated in previous works. A simulated shielding coefficient is introduced to account for reflection and absorption of the incident laser beam by the ablation products. With these additions to foregoing models, good agreement between calculated and published experimental ablation data is attained for aluminum, both in terms of ablation threshold and depth. An investigation is subsequently carried out into the effects of laser wavelength, pulse duration and target thickness on the phase explosion threshold of aluminum. © 2013 AIP Publishing LLC.
2013
An improved model for nanosecond pulsed laser ablation of metals / Lutey, Adrian Hugh Alexander. - In: JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS. - ISSN 0021-8979. - 114:8(2013), p. 083108. [10.1063/1.4818513]
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