5th International Conference on Photo-Excited Processes and Applications
3-7 September 2006, Charlottesville, Virginia USA

Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Photo-Excited Processes and Applications (5-ICPEPA)

Applied Surface Science, Volume 253, No 15, pp. 6275-6616
May 30, 2007

Contents
Editorial
A. Peled, L. V. Zhigilei, Preface
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Fundamentals of laser-materials interactions
M. B. Agranat, S. I. Anisimov, S. I. Ashitkov, V. V. Zhakhovskii, N. A. Inogamov, K. Nishihara, Yu. V. Petrov, V. E. Fortov, V. A. Khokhlov, Dynamics of plume and crater formation after action of femtosecond laser pulse (C-5114). 6276
S. R. John, J. A. Leraas, S. C. Langford, J. T. Dickinson, Laser induced ion emission from wide bandgap materials (C-5113). 6283
P. E. Hopkins, P. M. Norris, Substrate influence in electron-phonon coupling measurements in thin Au films (C-5118). 6289
Z. Lin, L. V. Zhigilei, Temperature dependences of the electron-phonon coupling, electron heat capacity and thermal conductivity in Ni under femtosecond laser irradiation (C-5030). 6295
A. Q. Wu, X. Xu, Coherent phonon excitation in bismuth (C-5059). 6301
J. M. Klopf, P. Norris, Probing nonequilibrium dynamics with white-light femtosecond pulses (C-5125). 6305

Laser ablation: mechanisms and generation of nanoparticles
S. Noël, J. Hermann, T. Itina, Investigation of nanoparticle generation during femtosecond laser ablation of metals (C-5099). 6310
X. Mao, S. B. Wen, R. E. Russo, Time resolved laser-induced plasma dynamics (C-5082). 6316
L. Cultrera, M. I. Zeifman, A. Perrone, Strong emission of particulates towards the incident beam direction in pulsed-laser ablation experiments (C-5075). 6322
C. T. Schamp, W. A. Jesser, B. S. Shivaram, Growth of GaAs "nano ice cream cones" by dual wavelength pulsed laser ablation (C-5078). 6326
M. Kusaba, Y. Tsunawaki, Raman spectroscopy of SWNTs produced by a XeCl excimer laser ablation at high temperatures (C-5066). 6330
B. R. Campbell, J. A. Palmer, V. V. Semak, Peculiarity of metal drilling with a commercial femtosecond laser (C-5117). 6334
M. Jadraque, J. Alvarez, R. de Nalda, M. Martin, Mechanism of ablation of CdS at laser wavelengths in the visible and in the UV (C-5093). 6339

Computer modeling of laser ablation and photo-induced processes
M. E. Povarnitsyn, T. E. Itina, K. V. Khishchenko, P. R. Levashov, Multi-material two-temperature model for simulation of ultra-short laser ablation (C-5048). 6343
B. H. Christensen, K. Vestentoft, P. Balling, Short-pulse ablation rates and the two-temperature model (C-5068). 6347
M. Stafe, C. Negutu, I. M. Popescu, Theoretical determination of the ablation rate of metals in multiple-nanosecond laser pulses irradiation regime (C-5063). 6353
K. Pathak, A. Povitsky, Modeling of plume dynamics with shielding in laser ablation of carbon (C-5051). 6359
N. Mullenix, A. Povitsky, Exploration of pulse timing for multiple laser hits within a combined heat transfer, phase change, and gas dynamics model for laser ablation (C-5052). 6366
I. Zinovik, A. Povitsky, Modeling of vapor-droplet plumes ablated from multiple spots (C-5034). 6371
Y. G. Yingling, B. J. Garrison, Incorporation of chemical reactions into UV photochemical ablation of coarse-grained material (C-5050). 6377
M. Prasad, P. F. Conforti, B. J. Garrison, Y. G. Yingling, Computational investigation into the mechanisms of UV ablation of poly (methyl methacrylate) (C-5081). 6382
P. F. Conforti, M. Prasad, B. J. Garrison, Effects of thermal energy deposition on material ejection in poly(methyl methacrylate) (C-5083). 6386
S. I. Anisimov, V. V. Zhakhovskii, N. A. Inogamov, K. Nishihara, Yu. V. Petrov, Simulation of the expansion of a crystal heated by an ultrashort laser pulse (C-5026). 6390
A. N. Volkov, C. Sevilla, L. V. Zhigilei, Numerical modeling of short pulse laser interaction with Au nanoparticle surrounded by water (C-5111). 6394
Y. Dou, Y. Lei, Z. Wen, Y. Wang, G. V. Lo, R. E. Allen, Effect of C-C-C bond bending vibration on the photodissociation of cyclobutane (C-5053). 6400
Y. Dou, S. Yuan, G. V. Lo, Ring opening reaction of 1,3-cyclohexadiene studied by semiclassical dynamics simulation (C-5054). 6404

Laser interaction with molecular and bio-molecular systems
L. Urech, T. Lippert, C. R. Phipps, A. Wokaun, Polymer ablation: From fundamentals of polymer design to laser plasma thruster (C-5022). 6409
R. Yasukuni, J.-A. Spitz, R. Meallet-Renault, T. Negishi, T. Tada, Y. Hosokawa, T. Asahi, C. Shukunami, Y. Hiraki, H. Masuhara, Realignment process of actin stress fibers in single living cells studied by focused femtosecond laser irradiation (C-5072). 6416
S. Gaspard, M. Oujja, R. de Nalda, C. Abrusci, F. Catalina, L. Bañares, M. Castillejo, Submicron foaming in gelatine by nanosecond and femtosecond pulsed laser irradiation (C-5129). 6420
K. Nakamura, Y. Sora, H. Y. Yoshikawa, Y. Hosokawa, Y. Mori, T. Sasaki, H. Masuhara, Femtosecond laser-induced crystallization of protein in gel medium (C-5070). 6425
S. L. Johnson, H. K. Park, R. F. Haglund Jr., Properties of conductive polymer films deposited by infrared laser ablation (C-5130). 6430
K. Thomson, M. Ziskind, C. Mihesan, E. Therssen, P. Desgroux, C. Focsa, Influence of the photoionization process on the fragmentation of laser desorbed polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (C-5076). 6435
S. Gaspard, M. Oujja, E. Rebollar, M. Walczak, L. Díaz, M. Santos, M. Castillejo, IR laser ablation of doped poly(methyl methacrylate) (C-5128). 6442
M. Kashii, Y. Hosokawa, H. Kitano, H. Adachi, Y. Mori, K. Takano, H. Matsumura, T. Inoue, S. Murakami, K. Sugamoto, H. Yoshikawa, T. Sasaki, H. Masuhara, Femtosecond laser-induced cleaving of protein crystal in water solution (C-5089). 6447

Matrix-assisted pulsed laser evaporation (MAPLE)
A. Puricea, J. Schou, P. Kingshott, N. Pryds, M. Dinescu, Characterization of lysozyme films produced by matrix assisted pulsed laser evaporation (MAPLE) (C-5039). 6451
E. Leveugle, L. V. Zhigilei, A. Sellinger, J. M. Fitz-Gerald, Computational and experimental study of the cluster size distribution in MAPLE (C-5097). 6456
T. Tunno, A. P. Caricato, M. E. Caruso, A. Luches, M. Martino, F. Romano, D. Valerini, Matrix-assisted pulsed laser evaporation of polyfluorene thin films (C-5017). 6461
D. M. Bubb, A. O. Sezer, J. Gripenburg, B. Collins, E. Brookes, Assessing the effect of the matrix in resonant infrared MAPLE (C-5119). 6465
A. P. Caricato, M. G. Manera, M. Martino, R. Rella, F. Romano, J. Spadavecchia, T. Tunno, D.Valerini, Uniform thin films of TiO2 nanoparticles deposited by matrix-assisted pulsed laser evaporation (C-5124). 6471
R. Cristescu, A. Doraiswamy, G. Socol, S. Grigorescu, E. Axente, D. Mihaiescu, A. Moldovan, R. J. Narayan, I. Stamatin, I. N. Mihailescu, B. J. Chisholm, D. B. Chrisey, Polycaprolactone biopolymer thin films obtained by matrix assisted pulsed laser evaporation (C-5109). 6476

Pulsed laser deposition (PLD)
X. Liu, T. H. Metcalf, P. Mosaner, A. Miotello, Laser fluence dependence of the elastic properties of diamond-like carbon films prepared by pulsed-laser deposition (C-5002). 6480
C. Jin, H. Zhou, S. Graham, R. J. Narayan, In situ Raman spectroscopy of annealed diamondlike carbon-metal composite films (C-5004). 6487
K. Ramani, C. R. Essary, V. Craciun, R. K. Singh, UV assisted oxidation and nitridation of hafnia based thin films for alternate gate dielectric applications (C-5023). 6493
C. Ristoscu, D. Caiteanu, G. Prodan, G. Socol, S. Grigorescu, E. Axente, N. Stefan, V. Ciupina, G. Aldica, I. N. Mihailescu, Structural and optical characterization of undoped, doped, and clustered ZnO thin films obtained by PLD for gas sensing applications (C-5077). 6499
T. Tsuchiya, K. Daoudi, T. Manabe, I. Yamaguchi, T. Kumagai, Preparation of the La0.8Sr0.2MnO3 films on STO and LAO substrates by excimer laser metal organic deposition using the KrF laser (C-5037). 6504
F. F. Ngaffo, A. P. Caricato, M. Fernandez, M. Martino, F. Romano, Structural properties of single and multilayer ITO and TiO2 films deposited by reactive pulsed laser ablation deposition technique (C-5123). 6508
A. Luches, S. A. Mulenko, V. P. Veiko, A. P. Caricato, V. A Chuiko, Y. V. Kudryavtsev, A. V. Lopato, A. A. Petrov, F. Romano, D. Valerini, Laser-assisted synthesis of semiconductor chromium disilicide films (C-5016). 6512
A. P. Caricato, M. Martino, F. Romano, N. Mirchin, A. Peled, Pulsed laser photodeposition of a-Se nanofilms by ArF laser (C-5020). 6517
D. Berling, A. P. Caricato, E. Denys, M. Fernández, G. Leggieri, S. Luby, A. Luches, M. Martino, P. Mengucci, FexNi100-x nanometric films deposited by laser ablation on SiO2/Si substrates (C-5032). 6522
K. Daoudi, T. Tsuchiya, T. Kumagai, Pulsed-laser crystallization and epitaxial growth of metal-organic films of Ca-doped LaMnO3 on STO and LSAT substrates (C-5031). 6527
L. Cultrera, G. Gatti, F. Tazzioli, A. Perrone, P. Miglietta, C. Ristoscu, S. Orlanducci, A. Fiori, Mg based photocathodes for high brightness RF photoinjectors (C-5069). 6531
G. Socol, E. Axente, M. Oane, L. Voicu, A. Petris, V. Vlad, I. N. Mihailescu, N. Mirchin, R. Margolin, D. Naot, A. Peled, Nanoscopic photodeposited structures analyzed by an evanescent optical method (C-5112). 6535

Micro- and nano-fabrication and patterning
S. Juodkazis, K. Nishimura, H. Misawa, In-bulk and surface structuring of sapphire by femtosecond pulses (C-5115). 6539
E. Gross, O. Stein, M. Asscher, Weakly bound buffer layer as a template for metallic nano-clusters growth and film laser-patterning (C-5122). 6545
H. Nishiyama, Y. Hirata, I. Miyamoto, Formation of periodic structures by the space-selective precipitation of Ge nanoparticles in channel waveguides (C-5007). 6550
Y. Nakata, N. Miyanaga, T. Okada, Effect of pulse width and fluence of femtosecond laser on the size of nanobump array (C-5101). 6555
N. N. Nedyalkov, T. Miyanishi, M. Obara, Enhanced near field mediated nanohole fabrication on silicon substrate by femtosecond laser pulse (C-5018). 6558

Surface modification, etching, desorption, and ripple formation
D. Lingenfelser, P. Hess, Stability and fragmentation of organic silicon functionalizations studied by laser desorption mass spectrometry (C-5058). 6563
G. Račiukaitis, M. Brikas, M. Gedvilas, T. Rakickas, Patterning of indium-tin oxide on glass with picosecond lasers (C-5073). 6570
D. Mills, T. Kreouzis, A. Sapelkin, B. Unal, N. Zyuzikov, K. W. Kolasinski, Surface texturing of Si, porous Si and TiO2 by laser ablation (C-5086). 6575
B. K. Nayak, M. C. Gupta, K. W. Kolasinski, Ultrafast-laser-assisted chemical restructuring of silicon and germanium surfaces (C-5084). 6580
K. Regelskis, G. Račiukaitis, M. Gedvilas, Ripple formation in the chromium thin film during laser ablation (C-5074). 6584
K. Zimmer, R. Böhme, D. Ruthe, B. Rauschenbach, The influence of laser-induced surface modifications on the backside etching process (C-5046). 6588

3D photofabrication for photonics and biomedical applications
K. Sugioka, Y. Hanada, K. Midorikawa, 3D integration of microcomponents in a single glass chip by femtosecond laser direct writing for biochemical analysis (C-5027). 6592
A. Ovsianikov, A. Ostendorf, B. N. Chichkov, Three-dimensional photofabrication with femtosecond lasers for applications in photonics and biomedicine (C-5098). 6599
A. Ovsianikov, B. Chichkov, O. Adunka, H. Pillsbury, A. Doraiswamy, R. J. Narayan, Rapid prototyping of ossicular replacement prostheses (C-5005). 6603

Materials for opto-electronic applications
G. Golan, A. Axelevitch, B. Gorenstein, A. Peled, Novel type of indium oxide thin films sputtering for opto-electronic applications (C-5024). 6608
S. M. Ma, J. T. Seo, Q. Yang, R. Battle, L. Creekmore, K. Lee, B. Tabibi, W. Yu, The second hyperpolarizability of CdTe nanocrystals using polarization-resolved degenerate four-wave mixing (C-5102). 6612