Polarization dependent periodic nanostuctures consisting of long-range arrayed planes of modification are created in fused silica through femtosecond laser irradiation. The periodicity is revealed by ultrahigh spatial resolution chemical etching combined with atomic force microscopy.
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(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3330) Lasers and laser optics : Laser damage
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
C. Hnatovsky, R. S. Taylor, R. Bhardwaj, E. Simova, D. M. Rayner, and P. B. Corkum, "Long-Range Periodic Nanostructures in Bulk Fused Silica Produced by Femtosecond Laser Dielectric Modification," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CThV1.
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