We demonstrate the extraordinary stability of femtosecond directly written structures to temperature increase. A temperature close to the glass transition is required to degrade birefringence properties and the related nanostructures.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
E. Bricchi, W. Yang, and P. G. Kazansky, "Robustness of Femtosecond Direct Written Structures in Silica Glass," 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 CThV4.
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