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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1156–1164

Crystalline phase distribution of Dy2(MoO4)3 in glass induced by 250 kHz femtosecond laser irradiation

Minjian Zhong, Yingying Du, Hongliang Ma, Yongmei Han, Bo Lu, Ye Dai, and Xianglong Zeng  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 2, Issue 8, pp. 1156-1164 (2012)

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Spatial precipitation of Dy2(MoO4)3 crystal in the glass is achieved by using 800 nm, 250 kHz femtosecond laser. Micro-Raman spectra show that multiple crystalline phases of Dy2(MoO4)3 can be formed in femtosecond laser-modified region. Their distributions depend mainly on femtosecond laser-induced temperature field, which is asymmetric along the light propagation direction. This phenomenon results from an inhomogeneous intensity distribution of the incident pulse due to both of self-focusing effect and spherical aberration effect. Furthermore, the EPMA mapping demonstrates that the O element concentration is reduced in the center of the modified region, while the Mo element one increases. The composition change is according strongly with the phase transformation of Dy2(MoO4)3 crystal. The present study implies that the asymmetry of the temperature field is an important factor to influence the crystal precipitation.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(350.3390) Other areas of optics : Laser materials processing

ToC Category:
Laser Materials Processing

Original Manuscript: May 7, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 21, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 26, 2012
Published: July 30, 2012

Minjian Zhong, Yingying Du, Hongliang Ma, Yongmei Han, Bo Lu, Ye Dai, and Xianglong Zeng, "Crystalline phase distribution of Dy2(MoO4)3 in glass induced by 250 kHz femtosecond laser irradiation," Opt. Mater. Express 2, 1156-1164 (2012)

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