21 April 2017 Modeling 2D and 3D periodic nanostructuring of materials with ultrafast laser pulses (Conference Presentation)
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Generation of periodic arrangements of matter on materials irradiated by laser fields of uniform and isotropic energy distribution is a key issue in controlling laser structuring processes below the diffractive limit. Using three-dimensional finite-difference time-domain methods, we evaluate energy deposition patterns below a material's rough surface [1] and in bulk dielectric materials containing randomly distributed nano-inhomogeneities [2]. We show that both surface and volume patterns can be attributed to spatially ordered electromagnetic solutions of linear and nonlinear Maxwell equations. In particular, simulations revealed that anisotropic energy deposition results from the coherent superposition of the incident and the inhomogeneity-scattered light waves. Transient electronic response is also analyzed by kinetic equations of free electron excitation/relaxation processes for dielectrics and by ab initio calculations for metals. They show that for nonplasmonic metals, ultrafast carrier excitation can drastically affect electronic structures, driving a transient surface plasmonic state with high consequences for optical resonances generation [3]. Comparing condition formations of 2D laser-induced periodic surface structures (LIPSS) and 3D self-organized nanogratings, we will discuss the role of collective scattering of nanoroughness and the feedback-driven growth of the nanostructures.

[1] H. Zhang, J.P. Colombier, C. Li, N. Faure, G. Cheng, and R. Stoian, Physical Review B 92, 174109 (2015).

[2] A. Rudenko, J.P. Colombier, and T.E. Itina, Physical Review B 93 (7), 075427 (2016).

[3] E. Bévillon, J.P. Colombier, V. Recoules, H. Zhang, C. Li and R. Stoian, Physical Review B 93 (16), 165416 (2016).
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Jean-Philippe Colombier, Jean-Philippe Colombier, Anton Rudenko, Anton Rudenko, Emile Bévillon, Emile Bévillon, Hao Zhang, Hao Zhang, Tatiana E. Itina, Tatiana E. Itina, Razvan Stoian, Razvan Stoian, } "Modeling 2D and 3D periodic nanostructuring of materials with ultrafast laser pulses (Conference Presentation)", Proc. SPIE 10091, Laser Applications in Microelectronic and Optoelectronic Manufacturing (LAMOM) XXII, 100910P (21 April 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2257473; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2257473

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