Femtosecond laser machining has particular advantages: The heat deposit is smaller compared to nanosecond and picosecond lasers. Moreover, if the intensity is high enough, it is not limited by the material. For laser intensities above 1012 W/cm2 nearly all materials become metallic and the material is removed via microscopic plasma formation and expansion.
- Micro-machining of transparent materials
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