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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 4 — Feb. 18, 2008
  • pp: 2614–2620

Fabrication of metal nanocluster and nanoparticles in the CaO-Bi2O3-B2O3-Al2O3-TiO2 glass by irradiation of XeCl pulsed laser

Hirokazu Masai, Shintaro Mizuno, Takumi Fujiwara, Hiroshi Mori, and Takayuki Komatsu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 4, pp. 2614-2620 (2008)

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We report the fabrication of nanoparticles that contain metal nanoclusters at the surface of the CaO-B2O3-Bi2O3-Al2O3-TiO2 glass using XeCl laser irradiation. We have demonstrated that the surface morphology such as that containing nanoparticles or a smooth flat surface can be controlled by laser irradiation conditions; the laser fluence, repetition rate, and temperature of the glass. The transmission electron microscope (TEM) images of the cross section of the nanoparticles show that the metal nanoclusters were formed inside the nanoparticle by XeCl pulsed laser irradiation, a unique phenomenon different from TiO2-crystallization achieved by conventional heat-treatment of the glass. Since formation of nanoparticles containing metal nanocluster is a phenomenon different from previous papers about XeCl laser irradiation of oxide glasses, the combined process of pulsed laser irradiation and heat-treatment will open a wide variety of optical glass devices.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(220.4610) Optical design and fabrication : Optical fabrication

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: December 12, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 28, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 29, 2008
Published: February 11, 2008

Hirokazu Masai, Shintaro Mizuno, Takumi Fujiwara, Hiroshi Mori, and Takayuki Komatsu, "Fabrication of metal nanocluster and nanoparticles in the CaO-Bi2O3-B2O3-Al2O3-TiO2 glass by irradiation of XeCl pulsed laser," Opt. Express 16, 2614-2620 (2008)

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