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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 1 — Jan. 5, 2009
  • pp: 46–54

Periodic metallo-dielectric structure in diamond

M. Shimizu, Y. Shimotsuma, M. Sakakura, T. Yuasa, H. Homma, Y. Minowa, K. Tanaka, K. Miura, and K. Hirao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 1, pp. 46-54 (2009)

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Intense ultrashort light pulses induce three dimensional localized phase transformation of diamond. Photoinduced amorphous structures have electrical conducting properties of a maximum of 64 S/m based on a localized transition from sp3 to sp2 in diamond. The laser parameters of fluence and scanning speed affect the resultant electrical conductivities due to recrystallization and multi-filamentation phenomena. We demonstrate that the laser-processed diamond with the periodic cylinder arrays have the characteristic transmission properties in terahertz region, which are good agreement with theoretical calculations. The fabricated periodic structures act as metallo-dielectric photonic crystal.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(020.4180) Atomic and molecular physics : Multiphoton processes
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(350.3390) Other areas of optics : Laser materials processing
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals
(300.6495) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, teraherz

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: September 9, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 14, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 3, 2008
Published: December 22, 2008

M. Shimizu, Y. Shimotsuma, M. Sakakura, T. Yuasa, H. Homma, Y. Minowa, K. Tanaka, K. Miura, and K. Hirao, "Periodic metallo-dielectric structure in diamond," Opt. Express 17, 46-54 (2009)

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