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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 25 — Dec. 7, 2009
  • pp: 23284–23289

Directionally controlled 3D ferroelectric single crystal growth in LaBGeO5 glass by femtosecond laser irradiation

Adam Stone, Masaaki Sakakura, Yasuhiko Shimotsuma, Greg Stone, Pradyumna Gupta, Kiyotaka Miura, Kazuyuki Hirao, Volkmar Dierolf, and Himanshu Jain  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 25, pp. 23284-23289 (2009)

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Laser-fabrication of complex, highly oriented three-dimensional ferroelectric single crystal architecture with straight lines and bends is demonstrated in lanthanum borogermanate model glass using a high repetition rate femtosecond laser. Scanning micro-Raman microscopy shows that the c-axis of the ferroelectric crystal is aligned with the writing direction even after bending. A gradual rather than an abrupt transition is observed for the changing lattice orientation through bends up to ~14°. Thus the single crystal character of the line is preserved along the bend through lattice straining rather than formation of a grain boundary.

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OCIS Codes
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(220.4610) Optical design and fabrication : Optical fabrication
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(050.6875) Diffraction and gratings : Three-dimensional fabrication

ToC Category:
Laser Microfabrication

Original Manuscript: October 29, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 26, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 28, 2009
Published: December 4, 2009

Adam Stone, Masaaki Sakakura, Yasuhiko Shimotsuma, Greg Stone, Pradyumna Gupta, Kiyotaka Miura, Kazuyuki Hirao, Volkmar Dierolf, and Himanshu Jain, "Directionally controlled 3D ferroelectric single crystal growth in LaBGeO5 glass by femtosecond laser irradiation," Opt. Express 17, 23284-23289 (2009)

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