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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 15 — Jul. 29, 2013
  • pp: 18461–18468

Polarization dependence of the self-organized microgratings induced in SrTiO3 crystal by a single femtosecond laser beam

Juan Song, Junyi Ye, Mengdi Qian, Xian Lin, Huadong Bian, Ye Dai, Guohong Ma, Qingxi Chen, Quanzhong Zhao, Yan Jiang, and Jianrong Qiu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 15, pp. 18461-18468 (2013)

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In this paper, self-organized microgratings are fabricated in SrTiO3 crystal just by scanning the focus of a tightly-focused linearly-polarized femtosecond laser beam to form a single line. The polarization direction of the laser beam is rotated by a λ/2 waveplate to check the effect of the polarization azimuth on the micrograting morphology. Fourier analyzing of the microscopic images of the microgratings indicates that the polarization plane azimuth of the laser beam does have influence on the microgratings in the aspects of groove orientation and groove spacing. A possible mechanism of polarization dependence is also proposed.

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

ToC Category:
Laser Microfabrication

Original Manuscript: May 21, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 29, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 29, 2013
Published: July 25, 2013

Juan Song, Junyi Ye, Mengdi Qian, Xian Lin, Huadong Bian, Ye Dai, Guohong Ma, Qingxi Chen, Quanzhong Zhao, Yan Jiang, and Jianrong Qiu, "Polarization dependence of the self-organized microgratings induced in SrTiO3 crystal by a single femtosecond laser beam," Opt. Express 21, 18461-18468 (2013)

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