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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 14 — Jul. 2, 2012
  • pp: 15171–15179

Laser-Induced Forward Transfer-printing of focused ion beam pre-machined crystalline magneto-optic yttrium iron garnet micro-discs

C. L. Sones, M. Feinaeugle, A. Sposito, B. Gholipour, and R. W. Eason  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 14, pp. 15171-15179 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.015171


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Abstract

We present femtosecond laser-induced forward transfer of focused ion beam pre-machined discs of crystalline magneto-optic yttrium iron garnet (YIG) films. Debris-free circular micro-discs with smooth edges and surface uniformity have been successfully printed. The crystalline nature of the printed micro-discs has not been altered by the LIFT printing process, as was confirmed via micro-Raman measurements.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(160.3820) Materials : Magneto-optical materials
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(350.3390) Other areas of optics : Laser materials processing

ToC Category:
Laser Microfabrication

History
Original Manuscript: April 30, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 30, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 7, 2012
Published: June 21, 2012

Citation
C. L. Sones, M. Feinaeugle, A. Sposito, B. Gholipour, and R. W. Eason, "Laser-Induced Forward Transfer-printing of focused ion beam pre-machined crystalline magneto-optic yttrium iron garnet micro-discs," Opt. Express 20, 15171-15179 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-14-15171


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