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IR Laser Plasma Interaction with Glass

Rabia Qindeel, Noriah Bidin and Yaacob Mat Daud


The interaction of laser plasma with respect to glass surface is reported in this paper. A Q-switched Nd:YAG laser was used as ablation source. Glass material is utilized as target specimen. Aluminum plate is used as a rotating substrate. The dynamic expansion of the plasma was visualized by using CCD video camera and permanently recorded via image processing system. The exposed glass material was examined under photomicroscope and scanning electron microscope (SEM). The optical radiation from the plasma was observed by using spectrum analyzer. The results obtained show that the plasma is expanded linearly with laser energy. At low level energy symmetrical damage was found. Elongated hole is formed at high level energy. The progressive exposure on glass results in drilling process. The hole diameter is expanded non-linearly while the depth is increased linearly. The glass clusters were uniformly deposited on the aluminum substrate. The size of the glass clusters are in the range of nano and micro meter. The glass-plasma emitted radiation with majority lines of 390 and 450 nm.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 4 No. 12, 2007, 1009-1015


Submitted On: 26 May 2007 Published On: 31 December 2007

How to Cite: Qindeel, R., Bidin, N. & Daud, Y. M. (2007). IR Laser Plasma Interaction with Glass. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 4(12), 1009-1015.

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  • glass cluster
  • hole
  • plasma splashing
  • vaporize
  • damage