This work demonstrates the formation of femtosecond laser induced periodic surface structures (LIPSS) by multipulse irradiation with the fundamental and 3rd harmonic of a linearly polarized Ti:sapphire laser (795 and 265 nm) on thin films of the polymers poly (ethylene terephthalate), poly (trimethylene terephthalate), and poly (carbonate bisphenol A) prepared by spin-coating. LIPSS, inspected by atomic force microscopy, are formed upon multiple pulse UV and IR irradiation with wavelength-sized period in a narrow range of fluences below the ablation threshold. Control and tunability of the size and morphology of the periodic structures become thus possible ensuring photochemical integrity of polymer films.
Ultraviolet and infrared femtosecond laser induced periodic surface structures on thin polymer films
Esther Rebollar, Javier R. Vázquez de Aldana, José A. Pérez-Hernández, Tiberio A. Ezquerra, Pablo Moreno, Marta Castillejo; Ultraviolet and infrared femtosecond laser induced periodic surface structures on thin polymer films. Appl. Phys. Lett. 23 January 2012; 100 (4): 041106. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3679103
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