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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 21 — Oct. 21, 2013
  • pp: 24942–24951

Stress distribution around femtosecond laser affected zones: effect of nanogratings orientation

Audrey Champion, Martynas Beresna, Peter Kazansky, and Yves Bellouard  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 21, pp. 24942-24951 (2013)

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Under certain exposure conditions, femtosecond lasers create nanogratings in the bulk of fused silica for which the orientation is governed by the laser polarization. Such nanostructure induces stress that affects optical and chemical properties of the material. Here, we present a method based on optical retardance measurement to quantify the stress around laser affected zones. Further, we demonstrate stress dependence on the nanogratings orientation and we show that the stress within single nanogratings lamellae can locally be as high as several gigapascals.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.7130) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in condensed matter, including semiconductors

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: June 26, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 6, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 10, 2013
Published: October 11, 2013

Audrey Champion, Martynas Beresna, Peter Kazansky, and Yves Bellouard, "Stress distribution around femtosecond laser affected zones: effect of nanogratings orientation," Opt. Express 21, 24942-24951 (2013)

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