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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 9 — May. 5, 2003
  • pp: 1070–1079

Femtosecond laser irradiation stress induced in pure silica

B. Poumellec, L. Sudrie, M. Franco, B. Prade, and A. Mysyrowicz  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 9, pp. 1070-1079 (2003)

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We reveal stress fields induced by femtosecond laser irradiation by investigating the topography of surface relaxation of a cleavage of silica plates in which irradiation was performed, varying intensity, laser polarization and displacement of the writing beam. The stress field appears to depend on the writing parameters differently according to the laser intensity. For pulse intensity larger than 0.1 µJ, a first shear stress developed. Above 0.25 µJ, another shear stress appears that is dependent on the direction of writing and coupling with a phase matching condition between the pump wave and the third harmonic.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(190.4720) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities of condensed matter
(350.3450) Other areas of optics : Laser-induced chemistry

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: February 28, 2003
Revised Manuscript: April 24, 2003
Published: May 5, 2003

B. Poumellec, L. Sudrie, M. Franco, B. Prade, and A. Mysyrowicz, "Femtosecond laser irradiation stress induced in pure silica," Opt. Express 11, 1070-1079 (2003)

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