Focused femtosecond laser light can produce grating structures consisting of self-assembled planar nanocracks inside fused silica. These arrayed nanocracks provide a unique capability for rewritable optical storage and fabricating microchannels and porous capillaries.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
C. Hnatovsky, E. Simova, R. P. Pattathil, D. M. Rayner, P. B. Corkum, and R. S. Taylor, " Applications of Femtosecond Laser-Induced Self-Assembled Nanocracks in Fused Silica Glass," in Bragg Gratings, Photosensitivity, and Poling in Glass Waveguides, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper BTuD1.
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