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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 4 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: 625–632

Physical mechanisms of fused silica restructuring and densification after femtosecond laser excitation [Invited]

D. G. Papazoglou and S. Tzortzakis  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 1, Issue 4, pp. 625-632 (2011)

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We study experimentally the physics of the generation of permanent material restructuring, for the case of fused silica after excitation with intense femtosecond pulses and filaments, in the bulk of the medium. Using a powerful time and spectrally resolved holographic technique we monitor the temporal material evolution from the initial electronic excitation through its successive relaxation stages and up to the final permanent amorphous lattice state. A complete physical model is formulated from the experimental data.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements
(320.7130) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in condensed matter, including semiconductors

ToC Category:
Laser Materials Processing

Original Manuscript: June 2, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 11, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 11, 2011
Published: July 13, 2011

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D. G. Papazoglou and S. Tzortzakis, "Physical mechanisms of fused silica restructuring and densification after femtosecond laser excitation [Invited]," Opt. Mater. Express 1, 625-632 (2011)

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