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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 7 — Nov. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1244–1250

Role of ablation and incubation processes on surface nanograting formation

Feng Liang, Réal Vallée, Daniel Gingras, and See Leang Chin  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 1, Issue 7, pp. 1244-1250 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.1.001244


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Abstract

The role of ablation and incubation processes in the formation of surface nanogratings with femtosecond pulses were investigated by measuring ablation thresholds and depth of nanogrooves at different pulse to pulse spacings. Our observations indicated that the nanograting formation essentially relies on a laser ablation process which can be modeled by a simple set of equations.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(140.3440) Lasers and laser optics : Laser-induced breakdown
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Laser Materials Processing

History
Original Manuscript: August 19, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 5, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 9, 2011
Published: October 13, 2011

Citation
Feng Liang, Réal Vallée, Daniel Gingras, and See Leang Chin, "Role of ablation and incubation processes on surface nanograting formation," Opt. Mater. Express 1, 1244-1250 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-1-7-1244


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