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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1705–1715

Multiphoton excitation of surface plasmon-polaritons and scaling of nanoripple formation in large bandgap materials

Susanta Kumar Das, Hamza Messaoudi, Abishek Debroy, Enda McGlynn, and Ruediger Grunwald  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 3, Issue 10, pp. 1705-1715 (2013)

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We report studies of multiphoton mechanisms of plasmon excitation and their influence on the femtosecond-laser induced sub-wavelength ripple generation in large-bandgap dielectric and semiconducting transparent materials. An extended Drude-Sipe formalism is applied to quantitatively estimate the real part of the dielectric function which is dependent on the carrier density. The theory is able to predict the ripple periods for selected materials in good agreement with the experimental observations. Possible limitations at very small spatial periods are also discussed.

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(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

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Original Manuscript: June 6, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 9, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 18, 2013
Published: September 23, 2013

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Susanta Kumar Das, Hamza Messaoudi, Abishek Debroy, Enda McGlynn, and Ruediger Grunwald, "Multiphoton excitation of surface plasmon-polaritons and scaling of nanoripple formation in large bandgap materials," Opt. Mater. Express 3, 1705-1715 (2013)

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