The PolySense team has just published a new article on Optics Express reporting on incubation effect on the laser ablation threshold of quartz, after multi-shot irradiation with femtosecond pulses. A strong decrease of the multi-pulse ablation threshold with the number of pulses was found due to incubation. Moreover, the influence of the repetition rate was negligible in the investigated frequency range which went from 0.06 to 200 kHz. Using such model, we estimated the single-pulse ablation threshold value and the incubation coefficient for quartz.
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