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Title: Experimental study and numerical simulation of the propulsion of microbeads by femtosecond laser filament

Abstract

The light filament formed by intense femtosecond laser pulses in air can be used to generate the effective impulse to propel a micro glass bead. In this report, through both experimental studies and the corresponding numerical simulations that involve the dynamics of the nonlinear propagation of light and the laser ablation mechanism, we confirm that this propulsion scheme is based on the laser ablation of the target material. The fundamental characteristics of laser propulsion using a single ultrafast laser filament is also revealed.

Authors:
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  1. Institute of Modern Optics, Nankai University, Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Information Science and Technology, Education Ministry of China, Tianjin 300071 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21137414
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Applied Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 104; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2961324; (c) 2008 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0021-8979
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ABLATION; AIR; FILAMENTS; GLASS; INSTABILITY; LASERS; LIGHT TRANSMISSION; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; PROPULSION; PULSES; SIMULATION

Citation Formats

Zhang Nan, Liu Weiwei, Xu Zhijun, Wang Mingwei, and Zhu Xiaonong. Experimental study and numerical simulation of the propulsion of microbeads by femtosecond laser filament. United States: N. p., 2008. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2961324.
Zhang Nan, Liu Weiwei, Xu Zhijun, Wang Mingwei, & Zhu Xiaonong. Experimental study and numerical simulation of the propulsion of microbeads by femtosecond laser filament. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2961324.
Zhang Nan, Liu Weiwei, Xu Zhijun, Wang Mingwei, and Zhu Xiaonong. Fri . "Experimental study and numerical simulation of the propulsion of microbeads by femtosecond laser filament". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2961324.
@article{osti_21137414,
title = {Experimental study and numerical simulation of the propulsion of microbeads by femtosecond laser filament},
author = {Zhang Nan and Liu Weiwei and Xu Zhijun and Wang Mingwei and Zhu Xiaonong},
abstractNote = {The light filament formed by intense femtosecond laser pulses in air can be used to generate the effective impulse to propel a micro glass bead. In this report, through both experimental studies and the corresponding numerical simulations that involve the dynamics of the nonlinear propagation of light and the laser ablation mechanism, we confirm that this propulsion scheme is based on the laser ablation of the target material. The fundamental characteristics of laser propulsion using a single ultrafast laser filament is also revealed.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2961324},
journal = {Journal of Applied Physics},
issn = {0021-8979},
number = 3,
volume = 104,
place = {United States},
year = {2008},
month = {8}
}