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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2299–2301

Shape- and size-controllable microstructure on glass surface induced by femtosecond laser irradiation

Yu Teng, Jiajia Zhou, Fangfang Luo, Zhijun Ma, Geng Lin, and Jianrong Qiu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 13, pp. 2299-2301 (2010)

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Controllable microstructures are formed on a glass surface after irradiation of a focused 800 nm , 250 KHz femtosecond laser beam. Field-emission scanning electron microscope and 3D measuring laser microscope images reveal that the induced structures are circular and linear protuberances and can be controlled from 10 μm to hundreds of micrometers in width, and from 1 μm to tens of micrometers in height. The protuberance structure is proposed to be formed as a consequence of the laser-induced high temperature and pressure owing to linear and nonlinear absorption near the laser focal point, and low softening and melting temperature of the glass sample.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(160.6990) Materials : Transition-metal-doped materials
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(350.3390) Other areas of optics : Laser materials processing

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Original Manuscript: February 22, 2010
Revised Manuscript: April 26, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 31, 2010
Published: June 30, 2010

Yu Teng, Jiajia Zhou, Fangfang Luo, Zhijun Ma, Geng Lin, and Jianrong Qiu, "Shape- and size-controllable microstructure on glass surface induced by femtosecond laser irradiation," Opt. Lett. 35, 2299-2301 (2010)

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