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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 20 — Sep. 26, 2011
  • pp: 19150–19155

Polarization dependent ripples induced by femtosecond laser on dense flint (ZF6) glass

Yanhua Han, Xiuli Zhao, and Shiliang Qu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 20, pp. 19150-19155 (2011)

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We report on the formation of polarization dependent ripples on ZF6 glass by femtosecond laser irradiation. Two kinds of polarization dependent ripples are formed on the laser modified region. The ripples with direction parallel to laser polarization distribute in a pit in the center of laser modified region, the period of the ripples increases with the increasing pulse number. The ripples with direction perpendicular to laser polarization spread around the pit, the period of the ripples (~750nm) almost keeps constant with the increasing pulse number.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(140.3440) Lasers and laser optics : Laser-induced breakdown
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: July 19, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 11, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 11, 2011
Published: September 19, 2011

Yanhua Han, Xiuli Zhao, and Shiliang Qu, "Polarization dependent ripples induced by femtosecond laser on dense flint (ZF6) glass," Opt. Express 19, 19150-19155 (2011)

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