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Instabilities in Laser-Matter Interaction

1st Edition

By Sergei I. Anisimov, Viktor A. Khokhlov

CRC Press

160 pages

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Hardback: 9780849386602
pub: 1995-03-23

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This book describes the thermal and hydrodynamic instabilities appearing in laser-matter interactions at moderate intensities. These instabilities result in the distortion of phase-transition front, dispersion of target material in condensed phase, formation of dissipative surface structures, generation of complex oscillatory evaporation modes, and so on. These effects, in turn, lead to the appearance of liquid droplets in an expanding vapor, non-uniform removal of a solid material, and the enhanced light absorption in the vapor plume.

This book focuses on nonresonant interactions. It concentrates on the range of low and moderate laser intensities that are important for technological applications of lasers.

Instabilities in Laser-Matter Interaction provides a theoretical background to the interpretation of experimental results and an understanding of the effect of instabilities on the processes of laser technology.

Table of Contents


Interactions of Laser Radiation with Highly Absorbing Materials

Laser Heating of Highly Absorbing Solids Without Phase Change

Laser-Induced Melting

Laser-Induced Evaporation

Numerical Simulation of Laser-Produced Melting and Evaporation

Interaction of Laser Radiation with Dielectrics

Optical Breakdown of Transparent Dielectrics

Stationary Evaporation Waves in Transparent Dielectrics

UV-Laser Ablation of Polymers

Processes in the Vapor Plume

Hydrodynamic Boundary Conditions for Strong Evaporation

Condensation in Expanding Vapor

Dynamics of Vapor Expansion: One-Dimensional Flow

Dynamics of Vapor Expansion: Spatial Structure of the Vapor Plume

Instability of the Vapor-Plume Expansion into Vacuum

Dynamics of Vapor Expansion into an Ambient Gas

Effects of Ultrashort Laser Pulses

Electron and Lattice Temperature Dynamics in an Metal Heated by Ultrashort Laser Pulses

Anomalous Electron and Light Emission from Metals Heated by Ultrashort Laser Pulses

Instability of Sublimation Waves in Solids: Linear Theory

Corrugation Instability of Stationary Evaporation Waves in Highly Absorbing Materials

Corrugation Instability of Non-stationary Evaporation Waves in Highly Absorbing Materials

Instability of Plane Stationary Evaporation Waves in Dielectrics

Stability Analysis of Plane Stationary Ablation Waves in Polymers

Nonlinear Evolution of Instability in Laser Evaporation

Slightly Supercritical Structures in Laser Sublimation Waves

Strongly Supercritical Regimes of Laser Evaporation. "Spin" Sublimation of Solids

Nonlinear Stages of Instability of Evaporation Waves in Dielectrics

Instabilities in the Laser Interaction with Liquids

Thermocapillary Instability of a Liquid Heated by Laser Radiation

Corrugation Instability of Plane Evaporation Waves in Liquids

Instabilities Connected with Laser-Induced Chemical Reactions

Instability of Laser-Stimulated Surface Oxidation of Metals. Spatially Uniform Temperature Fields

Instability of Surface Oxidation of Metals: Two-Dimensional Effects

Laser-Initiated Surface Combustion Waves


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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Physical & Theoretical
SCIENCE / Physics