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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2009
  • pp: 3163–3165

Surface nanoprocessing with nondiffracting femtosecond Bessel beams

F. Courvoisier, P.-A. Lacourt, M. Jacquot, M. K. Bhuyan, L. Furfaro, and J. M. Dudley  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 20, pp. 3163-3165 (2009)

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We demonstrate the application of nondiffracting Bessel beams for reproducible nanometric-scale feature patterning in glass. A femtosecond pulse zero-order Bessel beam with a central spot radius of 360 nm was used to write 500 nm radius nanocraters over a longitudinal positioning range exceeding 20 μ m , with a variation in radius of less than 10%. The use of Bessel beams significantly reduces constraints on critical sample positioning in the nanoscale writing regime, enabling the use of femtosecond pulses for fast inscription of nanometer-scale features over large sample areas.

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OCIS Codes
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(350.3390) Other areas of optics : Laser materials processing
(070.6120) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spatial light modulators

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: July 21, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 25, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 8, 2009
Published: October 9, 2009

F. Courvoisier, P.-A. Lacourt, M. Jacquot, M. K. Bhuyan, L. Furfaro, and J. M. Dudley, "Surface nanoprocessing with nondiffracting femtosecond Bessel beams," Opt. Lett. 34, 3163-3165 (2009)

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