DOI link for Laser-Material Interactions
Laser-Material Interactions book
I. INTRODUCTION The interactions between light and matter are some of the most basic and common of physical processes. We see as a result of them; the sun warms us through them. More to the point, materials processing lasers function by making light interact with matter. The great intensity of laser light produces a wide range of interactions, and these interactions, in turn, are the keys to understanding laser processing.