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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 13 — Jun. 21, 2010
  • pp: 13640–13646

Analysis on volume grating induced by femotosecond laser pulses

Keya Zhou, Zhongyi Guo, Weiqiang Ding, and Shutian Liu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 13, pp. 13640-13646 (2010)

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We report on a kind of self-assembled volume grating in silica glass induced by tightly focused femtosecond laser pulses. The formation of the volume grating is attributed to the multiple microexplosion in the transparent materials induced by the femtosecond pulses. The first order diffractive efficiency is in dependence on the energy of the pulses and the scanning velocity of the laser greatly, and reaches as high as 30%. The diffraction pattern of the fabricated grating is numerically simulated and analyzed by a two dimensional FDTD method and the Fresnel Diffraction Integral. The numerical results proved our prediction on the formation of the volume grating, which agrees well with our experiment results.

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OCIS Codes
(050.7330) Diffraction and gratings : Volume gratings
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: March 11, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 21, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 7, 2010
Published: June 10, 2010

Keya Zhou, Zhongyi Guo, Weiqiang Ding, and Shutian Liu, "Analysis on volume grating induced by femtosecond laser pulses," Opt. Express 18, 13640-13646 (2010)

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