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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 16 — Jul. 30, 2012
  • pp: 18072–18078

Femtosecond laser induced rotated 3D self-organized nanograting in fused silica

Ye Dai, Guorui Wu, Xian Lin, Guohong Ma, and Jianrong Qiu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 16, pp. 18072-18078 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.018072


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Abstract

Formation of rotated 3D self-organized nanograting inside fused silica is demonstrated by using a femtosecond pulse laser. The difference of birefringence signal of non-reciprocal writing lines indicates that the excited pulses may possess a finite tilt of intensity front, which produces an electric field vector parallel to the incident direction to modulate the excited electron plasma. We suggest that the orientation of nanograting depends on the correlation between the polarization plane azimuth and the tilted intensity front based on previous investigations. The result provides an opportunity to control the rotation of self-organized nanograting in three-dimensional space.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Laser Microfabrication

History
Original Manuscript: May 11, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 21, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 18, 2012
Published: July 23, 2012

Citation
Ye Dai, Guorui Wu, Xian Lin, Guohong Ma, and Jianrong Qiu, "Femtosecond laser induced rotated 3D self-organized nanograting in fused silica," Opt. Express 20, 18072-18078 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-16-18072


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