Laser-induced weak shock formation in fused silica was investigated. Standard wave mechanics and laser spallation were used. Results showed that a decompression shock forms and greatly enhances the interfacial failure of a thin film which was deposited on the substrate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9529-9536
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jun 15 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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