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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2010
  • pp: 107–111

Mechanisms of femtosecond laser-induced refractive index modification of poly(methyl methacrylate)

Alexandra Baum, Patricia J. Scully, Walter Perrie, Dun Liu, and Valerio Lucarini  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 1, pp. 107-111 (2010)

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The mechanisms of refractive index change in poly(methyl methacrylate) by frequency doubled femtosecond laser pulses are investigated. It is demonstrated that positive refractive index modificaton can be caused by a combination of depolymerization and crosslinking.

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OCIS Codes
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(350.3390) Other areas of optics : Laser materials processing
(350.3450) Other areas of optics : Laser-induced chemistry

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Original Manuscript: September 24, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 13, 2009
Published: December 24, 2009

Alexandra Baum, Patricia J. Scully, Walter Perrie, Dun Liu, and Valerio Lucarini, "Mechanisms of femtosecond laser-induced refractive index modification of poly(methyl methacrylate)," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 107-111 (2010)

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