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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2012
  • pp: 1106–1108

Colorizing silicon surface with regular nanohole arrays induced by femtosecond laser pulses

Cheng-Yun Zhang, Jian-Wu Yao, Hai-Ying Liu, Qiao-Feng Dai, Li-Jun Wu, Sheng Lan, Vyacheslav A. Trofimov, and Tatiana M. Lysak  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 6, pp. 1106-1108 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.001106


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Abstract

We report on the formation of one- and two-dimensional (1D and 2D) nanohole arrays on the surface of a silicon wafer by scanning with a femtosecond laser with appropriate power and speed. The underlying physical mechanism is revealed by numerical simulation based on the finite-difference time-domain technique. It is found that the length and depth of the initially formed gratings (or ripples) plays a crucial role in the generation of 1D or 2D nanohole arrays. The silicon surface decorated with such nanohole arrays can exhibit vivid structural colors through efficiently diffracting white light.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(350.3390) Other areas of optics : Laser materials processing
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Optical Data Storage

History
Original Manuscript: October 24, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 16, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 18, 2012
Published: March 14, 2012

Citation
Cheng-Yun Zhang, Jian-Wu Yao, Hai-Ying Liu, Qiao-Feng Dai, Li-Jun Wu, Sheng Lan, Vyacheslav A. Trofimov, and Tatiana M. Lysak, "Colorizing silicon surface with regular nanohole arrays induced by femtosecond laser pulses," Opt. Lett. 37, 1106-1108 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-6-1106


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