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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2010
  • pp: 1248–1250

Periodic nanoripples in the surface and subsurface layers in ZnO irradiated by femtosecond laser pulses

X. Jia, T. Q. Jia, Y. Zhang, P. X. Xiong, D. H. Feng, Z. R. Sun, J. R. Qiu, and Z. Z. Xu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 8, pp. 1248-1250 (2010)

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We present the formation of periodic ripples in ZnO crystal irradiated by a wavelength-tunable femtosecond laser. The results indicate that in the surface thin layer, the periods change from 0.1 λ to λ with laser fluences and pulse numbers, and in the subsurface layer the periods are always λ 2 n , where n is the refractive index. The formation processes and mechanisms are also discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(320.7130) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in condensed matter, including semiconductors
(110.4235) Imaging systems : Nanolithography
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: January 21, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 26, 2010
Published: April 15, 2010

X. Jia, T. Q. Jia, Y. Zhang, P. X. Xiong, D. H. Feng, Z. R. Sun, J. R. Qiu, and Z. Z. Xu, "Periodic nanoripples in the surface and subsurface layers in ZnO irradiated by femtosecond laser pulses," Opt. Lett. 35, 1248-1250 (2010)

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