Ultra-fast writing of self-organized bubble networks using femtosecond laser exposure in the cumulative regime

Femtosecond pulses focused in glass substrate induces various modifications in the material depending on the fluence level and laser exposure conditions. Upon increasing pulse energies above the energy threshold for non-linear absorption, femtosecond laser exposure leads respectively, to an increase of the refractive index [1], the formation of nano-gratings [2] or to micro-explosions [3]. The intensity of the modifications also depends on the amount of energy deposited in the material [4]. Depending on the pulse repetition rate), cumulative effects are eventually observed for repetition rates typically above 1MHz [5, 6]. © 2011 IEEE.

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2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO EUROPE/EQEC 2011
Mechanical Engineering Dpt, Eindhoven University of Technology, Den Dolech 2, 5600-MB Eindhoven, Netherlands Faculty of Engineering (STI), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Conference code: 86229
Export Date: 6 December 2012
Source: Scopus
Art. No.: 5942813
Language of Original Document: English
Correspondence Address: Bellouard, Y.; Mechanical Engineering Dpt, Eindhoven University of Technology, Den Dolech 2, 5600-MB Eindhoven, Netherlands; email: y.bellouard@tue.nl
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Scopus: 2-s2.0-80052295960

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