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Femtosecond laser induced rotated 3D self-organized nanograting in fused silica

Ye Dai, Guorui Wu, Xian Lin, Guohong Ma, and Jianrong Qiu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 16, pp. 18072-18078 (2012)
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Abstract

Formation of rotated 3D self-organized nanograting inside fused silica is demonstrated by using a femtosecond pulse laser. The difference of birefringence signal of non-reciprocal writing lines indicates that the excited pulses may possess a finite tilt of intensity front, which produces an electric field vector parallel to the incident direction to modulate the excited electron plasma. We suggest that the orientation of nanograting depends on the correlation between the polarization plane azimuth and the tilted intensity front based on previous investigations. The result provides an opportunity to control the rotation of self-organized nanograting in three-dimensional space.

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1. Introduction

Femtosecond (fs) pulse laser demonstrates an irreplaceable writing ability for three-dimensional (3D) structural modification in transparent materials due to its ultrashort pulse duration and ultrahigh peak intensity [1

1. K. M. Davis, K. Miura, N. Sugimoto, and K. Hirao, “Writing waveguides in glass with a femtosecond laser,” Opt. Lett. 21(21), 1729–1731 (1996). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

, 2

2. E. N. Glezer and E. Mazur, “Ultrafast-laser driven micro-explosions in transparent materials,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 71(7), 882–884 (1997). [CrossRef]

]. Especially in some micro/nano- structures induced by moderate energy fs laser pulse, anisotropic scattering of light, i.e. birefringence, has been observed in the modified region [3

3. P. G. Kazansky, H. Inouye, T. Mitsuyu, K. Miura, J. Qiu, K. Hirao, and F. Starrost, “Anomalous Anisotropic Light Scattering in Ge-Doped Silica Glass,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 82(10), 2199–2202 (1999). [CrossRef]

6

6. J. D. Mills, P. G. Kazansky, E. Bricchi, and J. J. Baumberg, “Embedded anisotropic microreflectors by femtosecond-laser nanomachining,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 81(2), 196–198 (2002). [CrossRef]

]. In terms of this phenomenon, Shimotsuma et al. in 2003 reported a periodically distributed oxygen-deficient nanostructure (SiO2-x) perpendicular to the incident light polarization in the modified region, which was interpreted as an interference modulation of electron plasma concentration by the incident light field [7

7. Y. Shimotsuma, P. G. Kazansky, J. Qiu, and K. Hirao, “Self-organized nanogratings in glass irradiated by ultrashort light pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91(24), 247405 (2003). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

]. Shortly afterwards, another research group found that this periodic nanostructure could further develop long-range order planar nanocracks within a continuous writing process, and a nanoplasmonics model was proposed to explain underlying mechanism of this self-organized structure [8

8. V. R. Bhardwaj, E. Simova, P. P. Rajeev, C. Hnatovsky, R. S. Taylor, D. M. Rayner, and P. B. Corkum, “Optically produced arrays of planar nanostructures inside fused silica,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 96(5), 057404 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

, 9

9. R. Taylor, C. Hnatovsky, and E. Simova, “Applications of femtosecond laser induced self-organized planar nanocracks inside fused silica glass,” Laser Photon. Rev. 2(1-2), 26–46 (2008). [CrossRef]

]. According to their opinion, the inhomogeneous distributed defects in glass could act as nanoplasmonics, which preferentially absorbs pulse energy due to local field enhancement effect, and as a result, the ionization rate of the materials is increased substantially [10

10. S. Richter, F. Jia, M. Heinrich, S. Döring, U. Peschel, A. Tünnermann, and S. Nolte, “The role of self-trapped excitons and defects in the formation of nanogratings in fused silica,” Opt. Lett. 37(4), 482–484 (2012). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

]. The initially spherically-shaped plasma will perform an asymmetric growth in a direction perpendicular to the laser polarization, finally, the expanding nanoplasmas self-organized into periodic planar nanocracks. Although there seems to be an argument in the formation process of self-organized nanograting, it has been well acknowledged that the physical origin of this structure resulted from an ordered array of the induced glass defects during laser irradiation [7

7. Y. Shimotsuma, P. G. Kazansky, J. Qiu, and K. Hirao, “Self-organized nanogratings in glass irradiated by ultrashort light pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91(24), 247405 (2003). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

11

11. M. Lancry, B. Poumellec, A. Chahid-Erraji, M. Beresna, and P. G. Kazansky, “Dependence of the femtosecond laser refractive index change thresholds on the chemical composition of doped-silica glasses,” Opt. Mater. Express 1(4), 711–723 (2011). [CrossRef]

]. As a type of artificial periodic nanostructure, it contributes many optical and chemical performances in contrast to the original glass. For example, the resulting nanograting has demonstrated strong optical birefringence which has been used for anisotropic microreflectors [6

6. J. D. Mills, P. G. Kazansky, E. Bricchi, and J. J. Baumberg, “Embedded anisotropic microreflectors by femtosecond-laser nanomachining,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 81(2), 196–198 (2002). [CrossRef]

] or rewritable optical storage [12

12. R. S. Taylor, C. Hnatovsky, E. Simova, P. P. Rajeev, D. M. Rayner, and P. B. Corkum, “Femtosecond laser erasing and rewriting of self-organized planar nanocracks in fused silica glass,” Opt. Lett. 32(19), 2888–2890 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

]. Also, the different chemical etching rate for the locally modified and unmodified region provides alternative way to fabricate complex microchannels with 3D selectivity in bulk material [13

13. X. Yu, Y. Liao, F. He, B. Zeng, Y. Cheng, Z. Xu, K. Sugioka, and K. Midorikawa, “Tuning etch selectivity of fused silica irradiated by femtosecond laser pulses by controlling polarization of the writing pulses,” J. Appl. Phys. 109(5), 053114 (2011). [CrossRef]

15

15. D. Wortmann, J. Gottmann, N. Brandt, and H. Horn-Solle, “Micro- and nanostructures inside sapphire by fs-laser irradiation and selective etching,” Opt. Express 16(3), 1517–1522 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

].

Despite that the fs laser writing self-organized nanograting has drawn considerable attention of researchers due to its predominant advantage on fabrication of integrated optical elements and microfluidics, it is still not fully understood the physical mechanism of the formation of the self-organized nanograting, part of reason is that its formation results from an inextricably intertwined process involving multiple nonlinear effects rather than from any individual one alone. Up to date, the laser parameters, including wavelength [16

16. W. J. Yang, E. Bricchi, P. G. Kazansky, J. Bovatsek, and A. Y. Arai, “Self-assembled periodic sub-wavelength structures by femtosecond laser direct writing,” Opt. Express 14(21), 10117–10124 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

], pulse duration [17

17. C. Hnatovsky, R. S. Taylor, P. P. Rajeev, E. Simova, V. R. Bhardwaj, D. M. Rayner, and P. B. Corkum, “Pulse duration dependence of femtosecond-laser-fabricated nanogratings in fused silica,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87(1), 014104 (2005). [CrossRef]

], polarization [18

18. Y. Shimotsuma, M. Sakakura, P. G. Kazansky, M. Beresna, J. Qiu, K. Miura, and K. Hirao, “Ultrafast manipulation of self-assembled form birefringence in glass,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.) 22(36), 4039–4043 (2010). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

], are known to be directly involved into its formation, even a reverse of the writing direction was also reported to be capable of triggering a significant effect on the nanograting structure [19

19. P. G. Kazansky, W. J. Yang, E. Bricchi, J. Bovatsek, A. Arai, Y. Shimotsuma, K. Miura, and K. Hirao, “‘Quill’ writing with ultrashort light pulses in transparent materials,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90(15), 151120 (2007). [CrossRef]

21

21. D. N. Vitek, E. Block, Y. Bellouard, D. E. Adams, S. Backus, D. Kleinfeld, C. G. Durfee, and J. A. Squier, “Spatio-temporally focused femtosecond laser pulses for nonreciprocal writing in optically transparent materials,” Opt. Express 18(24), 24673–24678 (2010). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

]. That so-called “Quill Pen Effect” possibly depends on the correlation between the beam scanning and the pulse front tilt (PFT) of the fs laser, which is the first time to present the PFT as a potential parameter to control structural modification in transparent materials [19

19. P. G. Kazansky, W. J. Yang, E. Bricchi, J. Bovatsek, A. Arai, Y. Shimotsuma, K. Miura, and K. Hirao, “‘Quill’ writing with ultrashort light pulses in transparent materials,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90(15), 151120 (2007). [CrossRef]

].

In this paper, we report that self-organized nanograting written by fs laser pulses can be orderly rotated in 3D space inside fused silica through controlling the laser polarization direction. As the observed non-reciprocal writing phenomenon indicates that the incident pulses possess front tilt, we think that the incident electric field can project a sub-vector along the light propagation direction, and this sub-vector may force an oscillation in the excited plasma wave. The result means that the PFT may provide a particular contribution to the periodic modulation of bulk electron plasma when an fs laser is used to space-selectively process transparent materials.

2. Experiments

A regeneratively amplified mode-locked Ti: sapphire laser system (Coherent: RegA9000) delivers 150 fs laser pulses with a repetition rate of 250 kHz at a centre wavelength of 800 nm (photon energy 1.55 eV). A Glan polarizer and a λ/2 waveplate were used to adjust the light pulse energy and polarization plane azimuth, respectively. Then a linearly polarized laser beam was tightly focused via a 100 × (Olympus, 0.8 N.A.) microscope objective at normal incidence and with a depth of about 50 μm below the sample surface. The fused silica glass used here was a commercial one (Hefei Kejing Materials Technology) with a size of 10mm × 10mm × 1mm, which was mounted onto a computer-controlled XYZ translation stage (Prior Scientific Instruments: H101A ProScan model,). Its XY repeatability and resolution is 0.75 μm and 0.01 μm respectively.

We wrote a series of lines with different polarization directions in this glass. For each line the pulse energy after microscope objective was fixed at 2 μJ that was independent on the orientation of light polarization. The scanning speed was 50 μm/s and each line was written with only one pass. After the lines were written, microscope images were captured using back illumination, then the glass was mechanically polished to expose the transversal cross section of each line. In order to obtain a clear etching pattern, the polished glass was soaked in 1 mol% hydrofluoric (HF) aqueous solution to be etched for 2 min at room temperature. Then the transversal cross-sectional morphology of the modified regions could be observed using a scanning electron microscope (SEM) (JEOL JSM-6700F).

3. Results and discussion

In Fig. 2
Fig. 2 SEM images of self-organized nanogratings in the transversal cross section of written lines with varied polarization plane azimuth. The writing direction of line was along S in (a), and along S’ in (b). The red bar denotes the orientation of nanograting. (c) The pulse energy was increased to 2.2 μJ to get a better pattern and the writing direction of line was along S’.
, SEM images of the transversal cross sections of the lines with varied polarization plane azimuth revealed some interesting results for the written nanograting. Figure 2(a) exposes a periodic nanograting elongated along the light propagation direction k with scanning direction along S and polarization plane azimuth θ = 120°. Meanwhile, we found a longer and more complete nanograting written along the S’ scanning direction, which may be responsible for the stronger birefringence signal as shown in Fig. 1. But the orientation of nanograting does not show any dependence on the scanning direction.

More surprising results can be found from Fig. 2(b). When the polarization plane azimuth of the incident pulse increases from 0° to 80°, the periodic nanograting rotates counterclockwise in the plane of the transversal cross section, while those ones on the other side turns clockwise following the azimuth from 180° to 100°. This indicates that this rotation is a chiral phenomenon with the center at 90°. Besides, we also found another periodic rotation of the formed nanograting occurring in the plane perpendicular to the incident light propagation direction, which has been intensively studied in past years [7

7. Y. Shimotsuma, P. G. Kazansky, J. Qiu, and K. Hirao, “Self-organized nanogratings in glass irradiated by ultrashort light pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91(24), 247405 (2003). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

9

9. R. Taylor, C. Hnatovsky, and E. Simova, “Applications of femtosecond laser induced self-organized planar nanocracks inside fused silica glass,” Laser Photon. Rev. 2(1-2), 26–46 (2008). [CrossRef]

].

We plotted the dependence of the average gap (d) between the adjacent nanocracks on the polarization plane azimuth θ in Fig. 3
Fig. 3 The dependences of the gap d between two adjacent nanocracks (■) and the transversal length of the written traces (●) on the polarization angle θ of incident light pulse. Solid line corresponds to a λ/(2nsinθ) fit of the measured data. The error bars come from a calculation of mean square root (MSR) error.
. The result fits well to the relation d = λ/(2nsinθ) (λ = 800nm and n = 1.45 for fused silica) except two special cases at θ = 0° or 180°. In fact, as far as the two rotations are concerned, the etched pattern can be taken as the projection on two mutual orthogonal planes for a rotated 3D periodic nanostructure. This hypothesis is strong associated with its 3D polarization dependence in the writing process, and offers the favourable configuration to support the birefringence. But in the cases of θ = 0° or 180°, there should have been formed a smooth sheet without any periodic trace in the laser modified region, but now appeared an extra period (Fig. 2(c)) of about 1100nm, which is of the incident wavelength 800nm. Therefore we think an additional electric oscillation along the light propagation direction possibly worked on the trapping electron plasma. We will further discuss this phenomenon later. On a closer observation, it is found that the alignment of nanocracks is altered in different parts of single nanostructure, especially in the end part, e.g. the nanostructure of θ = 80°. That slight variation may result from anisotropic trapping of electron plasma by the ponderomotive force in the presence of intensity gradients by the PFT. In the wavefront of the pulse, the self-focusing effect defines the boundary of the modified region where the intensity distribution may well be locally twisted or displaced due to the interface reflection or refraction, therefore the ponderomotive force will reorient the electron plasma oscillation.

Figure 3 also describes the dependence of the nanostructure length on the polarization plane azimuth. The aspect ratio variation of these written traces indicates an underlying anisotropic photosensitivity of isotropic homogeneous medium, which is caused by light pulses with a finite tilt of intensity front. This mechanism is firstly proposed by Kazansky et al. [24

24. P. G. Kazansky, Y. Shimotsuma, M. Sakakura, M. Beresna, M. Gecevičius, Y. Svirko, S. Akturk, J. Qiu, K. Miura, and K. Hirao, “Photosensitivity control of an isotropic medium through polarization of light pulses with tilted intensity front,” Opt. Express 19(21), 20657–20664 (2011). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

] to explain a cosine-like dependence of absorbance and phase shift in the focus area on the laser polarization. According to their viewpoint, the ponderomotive forces associated with anisotropic intensity gradients will remove defects more effectively from the beam path for the light polarized along the pulse front tilt, which reduces photon losses; therefore we think that the structure length variation should have resulted from the anisotropic modification of the light-matter interaction. Besides, we find the etching rate varying for different nanostructures—specifically, the closer the angle is to 90°, the clearer and narrower the etched nanograting is. This result proves that the induced defect concentration per unit area is adjustable by varying the laser polarization, and has been applied for fabrication of 3D microchannels in bulk material [13

13. X. Yu, Y. Liao, F. He, B. Zeng, Y. Cheng, Z. Xu, K. Sugioka, and K. Midorikawa, “Tuning etch selectivity of fused silica irradiated by femtosecond laser pulses by controlling polarization of the writing pulses,” J. Appl. Phys. 109(5), 053114 (2011). [CrossRef]

15

15. D. Wortmann, J. Gottmann, N. Brandt, and H. Horn-Solle, “Micro- and nanostructures inside sapphire by fs-laser irradiation and selective etching,” Opt. Express 16(3), 1517–1522 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

].

4. Conclusion

In conclusion, our results show that it is possible to tune the rotation of self-organized periodic nanograting written by fs laser with PFT by changing laser polarization plane azimuth. We attribute this phenomenon to an additional modulation of electron plasma caused by the electric field along the light propagation direction. Our experiments provide the new opportunity for controlling the written nanograting from 2D plane to 3D space in isotropic medium. We believe that the anisotropic writing style by the PFT of fs laser can offer more choices in practice of biomaterial processing and fabrication of integrated optical elements.

Acknowledgments

This work was financially supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grants No. 60908007, 11174195, 51132004), Shanghai Leading Academic Discipline Project (S30105) and Innovation Program of Shanghai Municipal Education Commission (12YZ002). We would like to thank Dr. K. N. Sharafudeen from South China University of Technology for helpful discussions.

References and links

1.

K. M. Davis, K. Miura, N. Sugimoto, and K. Hirao, “Writing waveguides in glass with a femtosecond laser,” Opt. Lett. 21(21), 1729–1731 (1996). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

2.

E. N. Glezer and E. Mazur, “Ultrafast-laser driven micro-explosions in transparent materials,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 71(7), 882–884 (1997). [CrossRef]

3.

P. G. Kazansky, H. Inouye, T. Mitsuyu, K. Miura, J. Qiu, K. Hirao, and F. Starrost, “Anomalous Anisotropic Light Scattering in Ge-Doped Silica Glass,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 82(10), 2199–2202 (1999). [CrossRef]

4.

J. Qiu, P. G. Kazanski, J. Si, K. Miura, T. Mitsuyu, K. Hirao, and A. L. Gaeta, “Memorized polarization-dependent light scattering in rare-earth-ion-doped glass,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 77(13), 1940–1942 (2000). [CrossRef]

5.

L. Sudrie, M. Franco, B. Prade, and A. Mysyrowicz, “Writing of permanent birefringent microlayers in bulk fused silica with femtosecond laser pulses,” Opt. Commun. 171(4-6), 279–284 (1999). [CrossRef]

6.

J. D. Mills, P. G. Kazansky, E. Bricchi, and J. J. Baumberg, “Embedded anisotropic microreflectors by femtosecond-laser nanomachining,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 81(2), 196–198 (2002). [CrossRef]

7.

Y. Shimotsuma, P. G. Kazansky, J. Qiu, and K. Hirao, “Self-organized nanogratings in glass irradiated by ultrashort light pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91(24), 247405 (2003). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

8.

V. R. Bhardwaj, E. Simova, P. P. Rajeev, C. Hnatovsky, R. S. Taylor, D. M. Rayner, and P. B. Corkum, “Optically produced arrays of planar nanostructures inside fused silica,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 96(5), 057404 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

9.

R. Taylor, C. Hnatovsky, and E. Simova, “Applications of femtosecond laser induced self-organized planar nanocracks inside fused silica glass,” Laser Photon. Rev. 2(1-2), 26–46 (2008). [CrossRef]

10.

S. Richter, F. Jia, M. Heinrich, S. Döring, U. Peschel, A. Tünnermann, and S. Nolte, “The role of self-trapped excitons and defects in the formation of nanogratings in fused silica,” Opt. Lett. 37(4), 482–484 (2012). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

11.

M. Lancry, B. Poumellec, A. Chahid-Erraji, M. Beresna, and P. G. Kazansky, “Dependence of the femtosecond laser refractive index change thresholds on the chemical composition of doped-silica glasses,” Opt. Mater. Express 1(4), 711–723 (2011). [CrossRef]

12.

R. S. Taylor, C. Hnatovsky, E. Simova, P. P. Rajeev, D. M. Rayner, and P. B. Corkum, “Femtosecond laser erasing and rewriting of self-organized planar nanocracks in fused silica glass,” Opt. Lett. 32(19), 2888–2890 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

13.

X. Yu, Y. Liao, F. He, B. Zeng, Y. Cheng, Z. Xu, K. Sugioka, and K. Midorikawa, “Tuning etch selectivity of fused silica irradiated by femtosecond laser pulses by controlling polarization of the writing pulses,” J. Appl. Phys. 109(5), 053114 (2011). [CrossRef]

14.

C. Hnatovsky, R. S. Taylor, E. Simova, P. P. Rajeev, D. M. Rayner, V. R. Bhardwaj, and P. B. Corkum, “Fabrication of microchannels in glass using focused femtosecond laser radiation and selective chemical etching,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. 84(1-2), 47–61 (2006). [CrossRef]

15.

D. Wortmann, J. Gottmann, N. Brandt, and H. Horn-Solle, “Micro- and nanostructures inside sapphire by fs-laser irradiation and selective etching,” Opt. Express 16(3), 1517–1522 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

16.

W. J. Yang, E. Bricchi, P. G. Kazansky, J. Bovatsek, and A. Y. Arai, “Self-assembled periodic sub-wavelength structures by femtosecond laser direct writing,” Opt. Express 14(21), 10117–10124 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

17.

C. Hnatovsky, R. S. Taylor, P. P. Rajeev, E. Simova, V. R. Bhardwaj, D. M. Rayner, and P. B. Corkum, “Pulse duration dependence of femtosecond-laser-fabricated nanogratings in fused silica,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87(1), 014104 (2005). [CrossRef]

18.

Y. Shimotsuma, M. Sakakura, P. G. Kazansky, M. Beresna, J. Qiu, K. Miura, and K. Hirao, “Ultrafast manipulation of self-assembled form birefringence in glass,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.) 22(36), 4039–4043 (2010). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

19.

P. G. Kazansky, W. J. Yang, E. Bricchi, J. Bovatsek, A. Arai, Y. Shimotsuma, K. Miura, and K. Hirao, “‘Quill’ writing with ultrashort light pulses in transparent materials,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90(15), 151120 (2007). [CrossRef]

20.

B. Poumellec, M. Lancry, J.-C. Poulin, and S. Ani-Joseph, “Non reciprocal writing and chirality in femtosecond laser irradiated silica,” Opt. Express 16(22), 18354–18361 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

21.

D. N. Vitek, E. Block, Y. Bellouard, D. E. Adams, S. Backus, D. Kleinfeld, C. G. Durfee, and J. A. Squier, “Spatio-temporally focused femtosecond laser pulses for nonreciprocal writing in optically transparent materials,” Opt. Express 18(24), 24673–24678 (2010). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

22.

C. Hnatovsky, V. Shvedov, W. Krolikowski, and A. Rode, “Revealing local field structure of focused ultrashort pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 106(12), 123901 (2011). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

23.

W. Yang, P. G. Kazansky, Y. Shimotsuma, M. Sakakura, K. Miura, and K. Hirao, “Ultrashort-pulse laser calligraphy,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93(17), 171109 (2008). [CrossRef]

24.

P. G. Kazansky, Y. Shimotsuma, M. Sakakura, M. Beresna, M. Gecevičius, Y. Svirko, S. Akturk, J. Qiu, K. Miura, and K. Hirao, “Photosensitivity control of an isotropic medium through polarization of light pulses with tilted intensity front,” Opt. Express 19(21), 20657–20664 (2011). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

25.

S. Akturk, X. Gu, E. Zeek, and R. Trebino, “Pulse-front tilt caused by spatial and temporal chirp,” Opt. Express 12(19), 4399–4410 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

OCIS Codes
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Laser Microfabrication

History
Original Manuscript: May 11, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 21, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 18, 2012
Published: July 23, 2012

Citation
Ye Dai, Guorui Wu, Xian Lin, Guohong Ma, and Jianrong Qiu, "Femtosecond laser induced rotated 3D self-organized nanograting in fused silica," Opt. Express 20, 18072-18078 (2012)
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References

  1. K. M. Davis, K. Miura, N. Sugimoto, and K. Hirao, “Writing waveguides in glass with a femtosecond laser,” Opt. Lett.21(21), 1729–1731 (1996). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. E. N. Glezer and E. Mazur, “Ultrafast-laser driven micro-explosions in transparent materials,” Appl. Phys. Lett.71(7), 882–884 (1997). [CrossRef]
  3. P. G. Kazansky, H. Inouye, T. Mitsuyu, K. Miura, J. Qiu, K. Hirao, and F. Starrost, “Anomalous Anisotropic Light Scattering in Ge-Doped Silica Glass,” Phys. Rev. Lett.82(10), 2199–2202 (1999). [CrossRef]
  4. J. Qiu, P. G. Kazanski, J. Si, K. Miura, T. Mitsuyu, K. Hirao, and A. L. Gaeta, “Memorized polarization-dependent light scattering in rare-earth-ion-doped glass,” Appl. Phys. Lett.77(13), 1940–1942 (2000). [CrossRef]
  5. L. Sudrie, M. Franco, B. Prade, and A. Mysyrowicz, “Writing of permanent birefringent microlayers in bulk fused silica with femtosecond laser pulses,” Opt. Commun.171(4-6), 279–284 (1999). [CrossRef]
  6. J. D. Mills, P. G. Kazansky, E. Bricchi, and J. J. Baumberg, “Embedded anisotropic microreflectors by femtosecond-laser nanomachining,” Appl. Phys. Lett.81(2), 196–198 (2002). [CrossRef]
  7. Y. Shimotsuma, P. G. Kazansky, J. Qiu, and K. Hirao, “Self-organized nanogratings in glass irradiated by ultrashort light pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett.91(24), 247405 (2003). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. V. R. Bhardwaj, E. Simova, P. P. Rajeev, C. Hnatovsky, R. S. Taylor, D. M. Rayner, and P. B. Corkum, “Optically produced arrays of planar nanostructures inside fused silica,” Phys. Rev. Lett.96(5), 057404 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. R. Taylor, C. Hnatovsky, and E. Simova, “Applications of femtosecond laser induced self-organized planar nanocracks inside fused silica glass,” Laser Photon. Rev.2(1-2), 26–46 (2008). [CrossRef]
  10. S. Richter, F. Jia, M. Heinrich, S. Döring, U. Peschel, A. Tünnermann, and S. Nolte, “The role of self-trapped excitons and defects in the formation of nanogratings in fused silica,” Opt. Lett.37(4), 482–484 (2012). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. M. Lancry, B. Poumellec, A. Chahid-Erraji, M. Beresna, and P. G. Kazansky, “Dependence of the femtosecond laser refractive index change thresholds on the chemical composition of doped-silica glasses,” Opt. Mater. Express1(4), 711–723 (2011). [CrossRef]
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