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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 4 — Feb. 25, 2013
  • pp: 3959–3968

Extraordinary anisotropy of ultrafast laser writing in glass

Mindaugas Gecevičius, Martynas Beresna, Jingyu Zhang, Weijia Yang, Hiromichi Takebe, and Peter G. Kazansky  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 4, pp. 3959-3968 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.003959


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Abstract

The unusual dependence of femtosecond laser writing on the light polarization and direction of raster scanning is demonstrated in silica and chalcogenide glasses. Two different mechanisms contributing to the observed anisotropy are identified: the chevron-shaped stress induced by the sample movement and the pulse front tilt of ultrashort light pulse. Control of anisotropies associated with the spatio-temporal asymmetry of an ultrashort pulse beam and scanning geometry is crucial in the ultrafast laser machining of transparent materials.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Laser Micromachining

History
Original Manuscript: September 7, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 4, 2012
Published: February 11, 2013

Citation
Mindaugas Gecevičius, Martynas Beresna, Jingyu Zhang, Weijia Yang, Hiromichi Takebe, and Peter G. Kazansky, "Extraordinary anisotropy of ultrafast laser writing in glass," Opt. Express 21, 3959-3968 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-4-3959


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