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CLEO: Applications and Technology
San Jose, California United States
May 6-11, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-55752-943-5
Symposium on Singular Light: Applications of Vortices, Orbital Angular Momentum, Bessel and Airy Beams I: Complex Light: Lasers & Sources (JTu1K)

Polarization-sensitive Femtosecond Laser Ablation with Tightly Focused Vortex Pulses

Cyril Hnatovsky, Vladlen Shvedov, Natalia Shostka, Andrei V. Rode, and Wieslaw Krolikowski  »View Author Affiliations


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We demonstrate that in a tight focusing geometry circularly polarized femtosecond laser vortex pulses ablate material differently depending on the handedness of light. This allows one to control laser micromachining on a sub-wavelength scale.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

C. Hnatovsky, V. Shvedov, N. Shostka, A. V. Rode, and W. Krolikowski, "Polarization-sensitive Femtosecond Laser Ablation with Tightly Focused Vortex Pulses," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2012, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper JTu1K.6.

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