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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2001
  • pp: 331–334

Light-induced metallization in laser-deposited gallium films

Kevin F. MacDonald, Vassili A. Fedotov, Robert W. Eason, Nikolay I. Zheludev, Andrei V. Rode, Barry Luther-Davies, and Vladimir I. Emel’yanov  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 18, Issue 3, pp. 331-334 (2001)

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We have found that mirrors prepared upon silica glass by ultrafast pulsed laser deposition of elemental gallium show a highly reproducible and fully reversible light-induced reflectivity increase. The effect is explained as being due to nonthermal light-induced metallization of gallium at the interface.

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(190.4350) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics at surfaces
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials

Kevin F. MacDonald, Vassili A. Fedotov, Robert W. Eason, Nikolay I. Zheludev, Andrei V. Rode, Barry Luther-Davies, and Vladimir I. Emel’yanov, "Light-induced metallization in laser-deposited gallium films," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 18, 331-334 (2001)

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