Laser induced microexplosions of a photosensitive polymer

L. S. Bennett, T. Lippert, H. Furutani*, H. Fukumura, Hiroshi Masuhara

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Laser ablation of a photosensitive triazene polymer was studied in a micro region by means of a nanosecond imaging technique. The propagation of a blast wave, 100 ns after laser irradiation, sufficiently matched a planar blast wave model including the decomposed source mass which indicates characteristics of a microexplosion. The measured velocities of the fronts indicates two blast waves: an initially fast unsupported wave around the peak of the laser pulse, and a relatively slow supported wave involving the main component of the decomposition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-332
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1996

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