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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2000
  • pp: 1594–1596

Light-induced specular-reflectivity suppression at a gallium/silica interface

V. Albanis, R. T. Bratfalean, S. Dhanjal, N. I. Zheludev, V. I. Emel'yanov, P. Petropoulos, and D. J. Richardson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 21, pp. 1594-1596 (2000)

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The reflectivity of a gallium/silica interface formed on an optical flat or at the tip of a cleaved optical fiber can be reduced in a reversible fashion when the interface is excited by a few milliwatts of laser power. This phenomenon occurs at temperatures just below gallium's melting point. We believe that the effect can be attributed to light-induced structuring at the interface.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4350) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics at surfaces
(190.4720) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities of condensed matter

V. Albanis, R. T. Bratfalean, S. Dhanjal, N. I. Zheludev, V. I. Emel'yanov, P. Petropoulos, and D. J. Richardson, "Light-induced specular-reflectivity suppression at a gallium/silica interface," Opt. Lett. 25, 1594-1596 (2000)

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