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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1768–1775

Spatially resolved Raman analysis of laser induced refractive index variation in chalcogenide glass

Pascal Masselin, David Le Coq, Arnaud Cuisset, and Eugène Bychkov  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 2, Issue 12, pp. 1768-1775 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.2.001768


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Abstract

We report a detailed 2D μ-Raman analysis of the refractive index modification (Δn) induced by femtosecond laser filament in the bulk of Ge-Ga-S ternary chalcogenide glass. The invariant illumination and detection geometry during the 2D scanning, allows both qualitative and quantitative determination of the proportion of different structural units to be carried out. The results indicate that during the light-matter interaction, S3Ga-GaS3 ethane like groups are transformed into triclusters of Ga/S. The decreased population of edge- and corner-sharing GeS4/2 tetrahedra implies the formation of mixed triclusters : T/S where T = Ga and/or Ge. Finally, correlations between photostructural changes and Δn are presented.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena

ToC Category:
Laser Materials Processing

History
Original Manuscript: July 18, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 15, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 20, 2012
Published: November 12, 2012

Citation
Pascal Masselin, David Le Coq, Arnaud Cuisset, and Eugène Bychkov, "Spatially resolved Raman analysis of laser induced refractive index variation in chalcogenide glass," Opt. Mater. Express 2, 1768-1775 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-2-12-1768


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