Titanium surface modification using femtosecond laser with 10(13)-10(15) W/cm(2) intensity in vacuum
Stašić, Jelena M.
Gaković, Biljana M.
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The response of titanium surface irradiated with high intensity (10(13) - 10(15) W/cm(2)) Ti:sapphire laser was studied in vacuum. Most of the reported investigations were conducted with nano- to femtosecond lasers in gas atmospheres while the studies of titanium surface interacting with femtosecond laser in vacuum are scarce. The laser employed in our experiment was operating at 800 nm wavelength and pulse duration of 60 fs in single pulse regime. The observed surface changes and phenomena are (1) creation of craters, (2) formation of periodic surface structures at the reduced intensity, and (3) occurrence of plasma in front the target. Since microstructuring of titanium is very interesting in many areas (industry, medicine), it can be concluded from this study that the reported laser intensities can effectively be applied for micromachining of the titanium surface (increasing the roughness, formation of parallel periodic surface structures etc.).
Keywords:Femtosecond laser / Periodic surface structures / Roughness / Surface modification / Titanium
Source:Laser and Particle Beams, 2013, 31, 1, 29-36
- Effects of laser radiation and plasma on novel materials in their synthesis, modification, and analysis (RS-172019)
- European Scientific Foundation, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic [LC528]