Selected problems of laser ablation theory
S.I. Anisimov a
B.S. Luk’yanchuk b
a L.D. Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Chernogolovka, Moscow Region, Russian Federation
b Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Vavilova 38, Moscow, 119942, Russian Federation
Physical mechanisms and theoretical models of laser ablation are discussed. For various mechanisms, typical associated phenomena are qualitatively regarded and methods for studying them quantitatively are considered. Calculated results relevant to ablation kinetics for a number of substances are
presented and compared with experimental data.