Sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Sandia National Laboratory
This research project is focused on understanding ultrafast laser interaction with matter. Our goals are:
1) To understand mechanisms of ultrafast laser ablation process in various materials, including metals, semi-metals, and dielectric materials
2) To develop and utilize femtosecond time-resolved diagnostic methods to investigate the energy transport processes during ultrafast-laser matter interactions
3) To develop multiscale numerical models, including finite difference, molecular dynamics, and ab-initio models to investigate ultrafast laser induced transport phenomena
Also see in Nanoscale and Ultrafast Energy Transfer Research.
Results of molecular dynamics simulation of ultrafast
laser ablation. Each dot in the figure represents one atom.
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