This animation shows the dynamics of a collective material ejection or ablation in the regime of thermal confinement, when the laser pulse duration is shorter than the time of the dissipation of the absorbed laser energy by the thermal conduction. A detailed discussion of the physical mechanisms leading to the material ejection and the dynamics of the ablation plume formation is given in Appl. Phys. A 76, 339-350, 2003.
Leonid V. Zhigilei - December 29, 2002|