Abstract

Self-organized microgratings were induced in the bulk SrTiO3 crystal by readily scanning the laser focus in the direction perpendicular to the laser propagation axis. The groove orientations of those gratings could be controlled by changing the irradiation pulse number per unit scanning length, which could be implemented either through adjusting the scanning velocity at a fixed pulse repetition rate or through varying the pulse repetition rate at a fixed scanning velocity. This high-speed method for fabrication of microgratings will have many potential applications in the integration of micro-optical elements. The possible formation mechanism of the self-organized microgratings is also discussed.

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2007 (2)

2006 (2)

W. J. Yang, E. Bricchi, P. G. Kazansky, J. Bovatsek and A. Y. Arai, "Self-assembled periodic subwavelength structures by femtosecond laser direct writing," Opt. Express 14, 10117-10124 (2006).
[CrossRef]

V. R. Bhardwaj, E. Simova, P. P. Rajeev, C. Hnatovsky, R. S. Taylor, D. M. Rayner, and P. B. Corkum, "Optically produced arrays of planar nanostructures inside fused silica," Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 057404 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005 (1)

B. Tan, Narayanswamy, R. Sivakumar and K. Venkatakrishnan, "Direct grating writing using femtosecond laser interference fringes formed at the focal point," J. Opt. A 7, 169-174 (2005).

2004 (2)

2003 (1)

Y. Shimotsuma, P. G. Kazansky, J. R. Qiu, and K. Hirao, "Self-organized nanogratings in glass irradiation by ultrashort light pulses," Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 247405 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002 (1)

2001 (3)

E. V. Pestryakov, A. I. Alimpiev, and V. N. Matrosov, "Prospects for the development of femtosecond laser systems based on beryllium aluminate crystals doped with chromium and titanate ions," Quantum Elect. 31, 689-696 (2001).

H. Sun, Y. Xu, S. Juodkazis, K. Sun, M. Watanabe, S. Matsuo, H. Misawa, and J. Nishii, "Arbitrary-lattice photonic crystals created by multiphoton microfabrication," Opt. Lett. 26, 325-327 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Qiu, C. Zhu, T. Nakaya, J. Si, F. Ogura, K. Kojima, and K. Hirao, "Space-selective valence state manipulation of transition metal ions inside glasses by a femtosecond laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 3567-3569 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

J. Qiu, C. Zhu, T. Nakaya, J. Si, F. Ogura, K. Kojima, and K. Hirao, "Space-selective valence state manipulation of transition metal ions inside glasses by a femtosecond laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 3567-3569 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. A (1)

B. Tan, Narayanswamy, R. Sivakumar and K. Venkatakrishnan, "Direct grating writing using femtosecond laser interference fringes formed at the focal point," J. Opt. A 7, 169-174 (2005).

Opt. Express (4)

Opt. Lett. (4)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

V. R. Bhardwaj, E. Simova, P. P. Rajeev, C. Hnatovsky, R. S. Taylor, D. M. Rayner, and P. B. Corkum, "Optically produced arrays of planar nanostructures inside fused silica," Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 057404 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Y. Shimotsuma, P. G. Kazansky, J. R. Qiu, and K. Hirao, "Self-organized nanogratings in glass irradiation by ultrashort light pulses," Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 247405 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Quantum Elect. (1)

E. V. Pestryakov, A. I. Alimpiev, and V. N. Matrosov, "Prospects for the development of femtosecond laser systems based on beryllium aluminate crystals doped with chromium and titanate ions," Quantum Elect. 31, 689-696 (2001).

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