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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 11 — Nov. 13, 2006

Effect of femtosecond laser irradiation on structure of UV grade fused silica

W. Zhou, T.T. Tan, L.E.N. Lim, H.Y. Zheng, S. Zhu, and L.M. Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 20, pp. 9217-9222 (2006)

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A p-polarized femtosecond laser beam was used to irradiate a UV grade fused silica to create microchannels, which are useful for producing optical gratings or micro fluidics devices. The laser irradiated surface was characterized using optical microscope, stylus profiler, SEM, XRD and TEM. A special technique was used to protect the laser irradiated surfaces in preparing cross-sectional TEM samples. The XRD spectra and TEM observation reveal that structure of the fused silica remain amorphous after the femtosecond laser irradiation.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(350.3850) Other areas of optics : Materials processing

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: April 28, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 18, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 21, 2006
Published: October 2, 2006

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Vol. 1, Iss. 11 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

W. Zhou, T. T. Tan, L. E. N. Lim, H. Y. Zheng, S. Zhu, and L. M. Wang, "Effect of femtosecond laser irradiation on structure of UV grade fused silica," Opt. Express 14, 9217-9222 (2006)

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