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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 15 — Jul. 24, 2006
  • pp: 6971–6980

Structural modification in fused silica by a femtosecond fiber laser at 1558 nm

Takayuki Tamaki, Wataru Watanabe, Hiroyuki Nagai, Makoto Yoshida, Junji Nishii, and Kazuyoshi Itoh  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 15, pp. 6971-6980 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.006971


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Abstract

We report on structural modification in fused silica by a novel commercial femtosecond fiber laser with a fundamental wavelength of 1558 nm. The refractive-index change was induced by laser pulses at a repetition rate of 173 kHz and pulse duration of 870 fs. The refractive index change with a magnitude of 1.2 × 10-3 was estimated from the diffraction efficiencies of an internal grating.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 30, 2006
Revised Manuscript: June 27, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: July 4, 2006
Published: July 24, 2006

Citation
Takayuki Tamaki, Wataru Watanabe, Hiroyuki Nagai, Makoto Yoshida, Junji Nishii, and Kazuyoshi Itoh, "Structural modification in fused silica by a femtosecond fiber laser at 1558 nm," Opt. Express 14, 6971-6980 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-15-6971


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