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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 3 — Feb. 10, 2014
  • pp: 2948–2954

Nanosecond laser pulse induced concentric surface structures on SiO2 layer

Wei Sun, Hongji Qi, Zhou Fang, Zhenkun Yu, Yi Liu, Kui Yi, and Jianda Shao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 2948-2954 (2014)

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We report the periodic concentric surface structures on SiO2 layer induced by a single shot nanosecond laser pulse at 1.06 μm. The fringe period of the structures ranges from 7.0 μm to 26.8 μm, depending on the laser fluence and the distance from central defect precursor. The size and depth of the damage sites increase almost linearly with the laser fluence from 19.6 J/cm2 to 61 J/cm2. Plasma flash was clearly observed during the damage process. We attribute the formation mechanism of the structures to the interference between the reflected laser radiations at the air/shock-front and the shock-front/film interfaces.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3330) Lasers and laser optics : Laser damage
(240.0310) Optics at surfaces : Thin films
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Laser Microfabrication

Original Manuscript: November 19, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 26, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 14, 2014
Published: January 31, 2014

Wei Sun, Hongji Qi, Zhou Fang, Zhenkun Yu, Yi Liu, Kui Yi, and Jianda Shao, "Nanosecond laser pulse induced concentric surface structures on SiO2 layer," Opt. Express 22, 2948-2954 (2014)

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