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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2001
  • pp: 1975–1977

Imaging of laser-induced reactions of individual defect nanoclusters

S. G. Demos, M. Staggs, J. J. De Yoreo, and H. B. Radousky  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 24, pp. 1975-1977 (2001)

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The response of individual defect nanoclusters located in the bulk of a dielectric material following exposure to 355-nm, 3-ns high-power laser irradiation is investigated by use of microscopic fluorescence imaging. Experiments were carried out on KH2PO4 crystals. We provide direct imaging of the reaction to an external stimulus of individual defect clusters and demonstrate a novel method of studying the dynamic behavior of bulk defects.

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OCIS Codes
(180.2520) Microscopy : Fluorescence microscopy
(300.2570) Spectroscopy : Four-wave mixing
(300.6250) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, condensed matter
(350.3450) Other areas of optics : Laser-induced chemistry

S. G. Demos, M. Staggs, J. J. De Yoreo, and H. B. Radousky, "Imaging of laser-induced reactions of individual defect nanoclusters," Opt. Lett. 26, 1975-1977 (2001)

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