How to optimize ultrashort pulse laser interaction with glass surfaces in cutting regimes?

Nadezhda M. Bulgakova, Vladimir P. Zhukov, Adam R. Collins, Danijela Rostohar, Thibault J.Y. Derrien, Tomáš Mocek

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The interaction of short and ultrashort pulse laser radiation with glass materials is addressed. Particular attention is paid to regimes which are important in industrial applications such as laser cutting, drilling, functionalization of material surfaces, etc. Different factors influencing the ablation efficiency and quality are summarized and their importance is illustrated experimentally. The effects of ambient gas ionization in front of the irradiated target are also analyzed. A possibility to enhance laser coupling with transparent solids by bi-wavelength irradiation is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)364-374
Number of pages11
JournalApplied Surface Science
Early online date26 Dec 2014
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2015
Externally publishedYes


This research was supported by the European Regional Development Fund , the European Social Fund and the state budget of the Czech Republic (project HiLASE: CZ.1.05/2.1.00/01.0027, project DPSSLasers: CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.0143). Partial support of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research is also acknowledged (RFBR Project No. 12-01-00510). Experimental work presented in this paper was conducted under the framework of the Irish Government Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions Cycle 5, National Development Plan 2007–2013 with the assistance of the European Regional Development Fund. Laser-Connect is a Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnership and Pathways (IAPP) Project funded under EU FP7.


  • Laser material processing
  • High power lasers
  • Glass cutting
  • Laser-matter interaction
  • Biwavelength irradiation
  • Ambient gas ionization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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