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.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 1996|