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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1944–1951

Formation and applications of periodic structures in transparent materials induced by single fs laser beam

Fangteng Zhang, Yu Teng, Yongze Yu, Kaniyarakkal N. Sharafudeen, Kazuyuki Hirao, and Jianrong Qiu  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 3, Issue 11, pp. 1944-1951 (2013)

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Periodic structures embedded in transparent materials have attracted considerable interest and been widely studied in the past decades, due to their promising applications in integrated optics. Femtosecond (fs) laser has been proved to be a powerful tool to realize periodic structures inside transparent materials by using point by point or line by line laser scanning technique. In this paper, we present recent research developments on single fs laser beam induced periodic structures, which include nanovoid array along the propagation direction of the laser beam, tilted grating structures, polarization dependent nanograting etc. The formation mechanisms and promising applications of these periodic structures are also discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Laser Materials Processing

Original Manuscript: June 25, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 12, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 15, 2013
Published: October 24, 2013

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Fangteng Zhang, Yu Teng, Yongze Yu, Kaniyarakkal N. Sharafudeen, Kazuyuki Hirao, and Jianrong Qiu, "Formation and applications of periodic structures in transparent materials induced by single fs laser beam," Opt. Mater. Express 3, 1944-1951 (2013)

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