The action of laser radiation with wavelength λ=10.6µm causes substantial structural changes in photosensitive glass as a consequence of the processes of induced crystallization and secondary amorphization, which occur at a high rate and are reversible. As a result of such structure–phase transformations, the original materials acquire completely new properties, including chemical, optical, mechanical, etc. properties.
© 2012 OSA
Original Manuscript: November 1, 2011
Published: June 29, 2012
É. I. Ageev and V. P. Veĭko, "Study of the processes by which a photosensitive glass–ceramic is modified with the radiation of a CO2 laser," J. Opt. Technol. 79, 376-381 (2012)