8 October 2004 Fabrication of nanograting inside transparent materials by using a single femtosecond laser beam
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Proceedings Volume 5662, Fifth International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication; (2004) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.596318
Event: Fifth International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication, 2004, Nara, Japan
Abstract
Femtosecond laser is under intense study as a new laser processing tool which can induce refractive index change and color center, etc. inside of transparent materials. Here, we report on the first observation of the formation of polarization-dependent nano-grating by irradiation of only single femtosecond laser beam inside silica glasses. This nano-grating was formed by the self-organization at intervals of 200 nm of generated oxygen defect in the laser focal point. The direction of nano-grating was controllable by laser polarization direction. Additionally, the periodicity was variable according to the irradiation laser light of energy and pulse number. We proposed a mechanism of this novel phenomenon containing the interference between the laser light (photon) and the generated plasma wave on the focal point.
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Yasuhiko Shimotsuma, Jianrong Qiu, Peter G. Kazansky, and Kazuyuki Hirao "Fabrication of nanograting inside transparent materials by using a single femtosecond laser beam", Proc. SPIE 5662, Fifth International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication, (8 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.596318; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.596318
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