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  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1586–1599

Asymmetric Orientational Writing in glass with femtosecond laser irradiation

B. Poumellec, M. Lancry, R. Desmarchelier, E. Hervé, F. Brisset, and J.C. Poulin  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 3, Issue 10, pp. 1586-1599 (2013)

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We review the question on the origin of the differences observed on various properties when we scan the femtosecond laser beam in an isotropic media (i.e. a glass) in two orientations of a given direction. Publications on refractive index changes, birefringence, nanogratings, stress, bubbles formation and on quill writing effects are analyzed. A new interpretation based on space-charge built from ponderomotive force and stored in the dielectric inducing an asymmetric stress field is proposed.

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OCIS Codes
(160.6030) Materials : Silica
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.7130) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in condensed matter, including semiconductors
(350.3450) Other areas of optics : Laser-induced chemistry

ToC Category:
Laser Materials Processing

Original Manuscript: May 31, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 1, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 21, 2013
Published: September 3, 2013

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B. Poumellec, M. Lancry, R. Desmarchelier, E. Hervé, F. Brisset, and J.C. Poulin, "Asymmetric Orientational Writing in glass with femtosecond laser irradiation," Opt. Mater. Express 3, 1586-1599 (2013)

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