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Ballistic laser-assisted solid transfer (BLAST) of intact material from a thin film precursor

Ballistic laser-assisted solid transfer (BLAST) of intact material from a thin film precursor
Ballistic laser-assisted solid transfer (BLAST) of intact material from a thin film precursor
A novel technique for the laser-induced forward transfer (LIFT) of material in solid phase from a thin film precursor is presented. Multiple, sub-threshold energy femtosecond pulses are used to lessen the adhesion of a donor film to a support substrate to facilitate forward transfer of solid ’pellets’ of donor material to a receiver. A relatively higher intensity outer ring is added to the transfer laser pulses, by means of the near-field diffraction pattern of a circular aperture, to define the area for transfer in the donor film and allow for more reproducible pellet shapes. This technique has been termed Ballistic Laser-Assisted Solid Transfer (BLAST).
1094-4087
3249-3254
Banks, David P.
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Grivas, Christos
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Zergioti, Ioanna
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Eason, Robert W.
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Banks, David P.
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Grivas, Christos
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Zergioti, Ioanna
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Eason, Robert W.
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Banks, David P., Grivas, Christos, Zergioti, Ioanna and Eason, Robert W. (2008) Ballistic laser-assisted solid transfer (BLAST) of intact material from a thin film precursor. Optics Express, 16 (5), 3249-3254. (doi:10.1364/OE.16.003249).

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Abstract

A novel technique for the laser-induced forward transfer (LIFT) of material in solid phase from a thin film precursor is presented. Multiple, sub-threshold energy femtosecond pulses are used to lessen the adhesion of a donor film to a support substrate to facilitate forward transfer of solid ’pellets’ of donor material to a receiver. A relatively higher intensity outer ring is added to the transfer laser pulses, by means of the near-field diffraction pattern of a circular aperture, to define the area for transfer in the donor film and allow for more reproducible pellet shapes. This technique has been termed Ballistic Laser-Assisted Solid Transfer (BLAST).

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Published date: 25 February 2008
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 50672
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/50672
ISSN: 1094-4087
PURE UUID: 3768a54a-a078-478d-bd84-7fef8b0cbf72
ORCID for Robert W. Eason: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9704-2204

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Date deposited: 13 Mar 2008
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 01:25

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