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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 4 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: 652–657

Laser fabrication of semiconducting ferroelectric single crystal SbSI features on chalcohalide glass

Pradyumna Gupta, Adam Stone, Nathaniel Woodward, Volkmar Dierolf, and Himanshu Jain  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 1, Issue 4, pp. 652-657 (2011)

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This paper demonstrates a laser direct-write method to form single crystal semiconductor ferroelectric SbSI features on chalcogenide glasses for integration into infrared devices. The method overcomes a major limitation of thin-film deposition techniques, viz. the uncontrolled stoichiometry of SbSI due to very different vapor pressure of its constituents. It promises advantages of selective single-crystal formation and control on the morphology of the crystal. Mechanism of and control parameters for laser crystallization are explored.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics materials
(130.5990) Integrated optics : Semiconductors
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(160.1890) Materials : Detector materials
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(130.2260) Integrated optics : Ferroelectrics

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Original Manuscript: May 16, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 14, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 17, 2011
Published: July 20, 2011

Pradyumna Gupta, Adam Stone, Nathaniel Woodward, Volkmar Dierolf, and Himanshu Jain, "Laser fabrication of semiconducting ferroelectric single crystal SbSI features on chalcohalide glass," Opt. Mater. Express 1, 652-657 (2011)

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