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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1666–1668

Greatly enhanced effect of silver on femtosecond laser-induced precipitation of nonlinear optical crystals in glasses

Bin Zhu, Yin Liu, Song Ye, Bin Qian, Geng Lin, Ye Dai, Hongliang Ma, and Jianrong Qiu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 11, pp. 1666-1668 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.001666


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Abstract

We report greatly enhanced femtosecond laser-induced precipitation of nonlinear optical crystals in glasses owing to the addition of silver. Ba 2 TiSi 2 O 8 (BTS) crystals were space-selectively precipitated inside a Ag + -doped BaO TiO 2 SiO 2 glass by using a focused femtosecond laser with 800 nm, 250 kHz, and 150 fs. The laser induced crystals were confirmed by micro-Raman spectra to be BTS phases. The irradiation time for crystallization in Ag + -doped BaO TiO 2 SiO 2 glasses was much shorter than that in undoped BaO TiO 2 SiO 2 glasses under the same irradiation conditions. The mechanism responsible for the observed phenomenon is discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 27, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 27, 2009
Published: May 26, 2009

Citation
Bin Zhu, Yin Liu, Song Ye, Bin Qian, Geng Lin, Ye Dai, Hongliang Ma, and Jianrong Qiu, "Greatly enhanced effect of silver on femtosecond laser-induced precipitation of nonlinear optical crystals in glasses," Opt. Lett. 34, 1666-1668 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-11-1666


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