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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: G. I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2005
  • pp: 2437–2443

Study of filamentary damage in synthesized silica induced by chirped femtosecond laser pulses

Satoshi Onda, Wataru Watanabe, Kazuhiro Yamada, Kazuyoshi Itoh, and Junji Nishii  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 22, Issue 11, pp. 2437-2443 (2005)

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Different filamentary tracks in synthesized silica were induced by varying both the pulse duration and the incident energy of chirped laser pulses under slow-focusing conditions. Short-duration pulses induced filamentary refractive-index change, whereas longer pulses produced scattering damage in filamentary tracks. We report a systematic study on the morphology and birefringence of filamentary refractive-index change and scattering damage.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3330) Lasers and laser optics : Laser damage
(140.3440) Lasers and laser optics : Laser-induced breakdown
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(260.5950) Physical optics : Self-focusing
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Satoshi Onda, Wataru Watanabe, Kazuhiro Yamada, Kazuyoshi Itoh, and Junji Nishii, "Study of filamentary damage in synthesized silica induced by chirped femtosecond laser pulses," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 2437-2443 (2005)

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