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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2008
  • pp: 1312–1314

Creation of chiral structures inside fused silica glass

R. S. Taylor, E. Simova, and C. Hnatovsky  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 12, pp. 1312-1314 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.001312


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Abstract

Circularly polarized (CP) femtosecond laser light focused into fused silica produces a permanent recording of optical helicity. Material modification is in the form of highly ordered submicrometer chiral structures whose handedness follows the handedness of the CP light. The evolution of the ordered structures from chaotic modification is described.

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OCIS Codes
(160.6030) Materials : Silica
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(350.3390) Other areas of optics : Laser materials processing

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: February 25, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 17, 2008
Published: June 6, 2008

Citation
R. S. Taylor, E. Simova, and C. Hnatovsky, "Creation of chiral structures inside fused silica glass," Opt. Lett. 33, 1312-1314 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-12-1312

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