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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 15 — Jul. 28, 2014
  • pp: 17908–17914

Space-selective precipitation of ZnO crystals in glass by using high repetition rate femtosecond laser irradiation

Xi Du, Hang Zhang, Chen Cheng, Shifeng Zhou, Fangteng Zhang, Yongze Yu, Guoping Dong, and Jianrong Qiu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 15, pp. 17908-17914 (2014)

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We report on three-dimensional (3D) precipitation of ZnO crystals inside a silicate glass by a 500 kHz femtosecond pulse laser. The precipitation and distribution of ZnO crystals in glass are confirmed and analyzed by Raman spectra and Raman mapping. Mirco- luminescence is observed in the laser modified region when excited by femtosecond pulse laser or Xenon lamp. The effect of laser average power on the precipitation of the ZnO crystals has also been investigated. The possibility of 3D optical data storage using the observed phenomena is demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(210.0210) Optical data storage : Optical data storage
(250.5230) Optoelectronics : Photoluminescence
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: June 12, 2014
Revised Manuscript: July 3, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 4, 2014
Published: July 16, 2014

Xi Du, Hang Zhang, Chen Cheng, Shifeng Zhou, Fangteng Zhang, Yongze Yu, Guoping Dong, and Jianrong Qiu, "Space-selective precipitation of ZnO crystals in glass by using high repetition rate femtosecond laser irradiation," Opt. Express 22, 17908-17914 (2014)

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