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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 15 — Jul. 29, 2013
  • pp: 18501–18508

Controlling ripples’ periodicity using temporally delayed femtosecond laser double pulses

M. Barberoglou, D. Gray, E. Magoulakis, C. Fotakis, P. A. Loukakos, and E. Stratakis  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 15, pp. 18501-18508 (2013)

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We demonstrate the capability to control the ripple periodicity on polycrystalline ZnO films by applying temporally delayed femtosecond double pulses. It is shown that there is a characteristic pulse separation time for which one can switch from low- to high- spatial-frequency ripple formation. Results are interpreted based on the relation of the characteristic delay time with the electron-phonon relaxation time of the material. Our results indicate that temporal pulse shaping can be advantageously used as a mean to control the periodic nanoripples’ formation and thus the outcome of laser assisted nanofabrication process, which is desirable for the applications of nanopatterned transparent semiconductors.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Laser Microfabrication

Original Manuscript: March 22, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 21, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 21, 2013
Published: July 25, 2013

M. Barberoglou, D. Gray, E. Magoulakis, C. Fotakis, P. A. Loukakos, and E. Stratakis, "Controlling ripples’ periodicity using temporally delayed femtosecond laser double pulses," Opt. Express 21, 18501-18508 (2013)

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