Instability of vortex filaments in laser-matter interactions

Yasuhide Fukumoto, Stjepan Lugomer

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We have studied the string-like structure generated in nanosecond laser-matter interactions. An attempt is made at gaining, from a frozen picture, information on the vortex-filament dynamics by estimating the hydrodynamic parameters of the shear layer of molten metal surface. The parameter values are consistent with the filament instability, and are in a range that admits breakup of waves, formation of loop solitons and reconnections of filaments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-380
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - Mar 10 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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