Ultrafast Science, Volume. 3, Issue 1, 0023(2023)

Ultrafast Laser Filamentation in Transparent Solids

Tianyang Yan1 and Lingfei Ji2,3、*
Author Affiliations
  • 1Pen-Tung Sah Institute of Micro-Nano Science and Technology, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China.
  • 2Institute of Laser Engineering, Faculty of Materials and Manufacturing, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100124, China.
  • 3Key Laboratory of Trans-scale Laser Manufacturing Technology, Ministry of Education, Beijing 100124, China.
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    Ultrafast laser filamentation results from the interaction of ultrafast laser with Kerr media. During filamentary propagation, the transparent medium is altered by numerous linear and nonlinear effects of ultrashort laser pulses. Filamentation can cause material modification in solids through laser energy deposition and ionization processes, which creates a new opportunity for ultrafast laser processing of materials when combined with filamentary propagation characteristics, such as intensity champing and long propagation distance. This paper reviews the research on ultrafast laser filamentation in solids for micro- and nano-processing, including the fundamental physics, filamentation characteristics, and applications in solids for ultrafast laser filamentation-induced processing. Additionally highlighted are the difficulties and potential applications for solid-based filamentation-induced processing.


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    Tianyang Yan, Lingfei Ji. Ultrafast Laser Filamentation in Transparent Solids[J]. Ultrafast Science, 2023, 3(1): 0023

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    Paper Information

    Category: Research Articles

    Received: Mar. 2, 2023

    Accepted: Jul. 6, 2023

    Published Online: Sep. 7, 2023

    The Author Email: Ji Lingfei (ncltji@bjut.edu.cn)