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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 17 — Aug. 15, 2011
  • pp: 15770–15776

Nanofibre fabrication by femtosecond laser ablation of silica glass

Krishnan Venkatakrishnan, Dheeraj Vipparty, and Bo Tan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 17, pp. 15770-15776 (2011)

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Abstract: This article presents a fabrication technique for generating densely populated and randomly oriented silica nanofibres by direct ablation of silica glass using a femtosecond laser with 12.4 MHz repetition rate and a pulse width of 214 fs, under ambient conditions. Four types of nanofibres with diameters ranging from a few tens of nanometers to a few hundreds of nanometers were formed. Some fibers reach lengths of 10 mm. The possible mechanisms for fibre formation have been explored.

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OCIS Codes
(120.6810) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Thermal effects
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Laser Microfabrication

Original Manuscript: April 7, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 30, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 30, 2011
Published: August 3, 2011

Krishnan Venkatakrishnan, Dheeraj Vipparty, and Bo Tan, "Nanofibre fabrication by femtosecond laser ablation of silica glass," Opt. Express 19, 15770-15776 (2011)

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