Abstract

We study experimentally the physics of the generation of permanent material restructuring, for the case of fused silica after excitation with intense femtosecond pulses and filaments, in the bulk of the medium. Using a powerful time and spectrally resolved holographic technique we monitor the temporal material evolution from the initial electronic excitation through its successive relaxation stages and up to the final permanent amorphous lattice state. A complete physical model is formulated from the experimental data.

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2011 (1)

A. Mermillod-Blondin, C. Mauclair, J. Bonse, R. Stoian, E. Audouard, A. Rosenfeld, and I. V. Hertel, “Time-resolved imaging of laser-induced refractive index changes in transparent media,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 82(3), 033703 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2010 (1)

2009 (2)

G. Cheng, K. Mishchik, C. Mauclair, E. Audouard, and R. Stoian, “Ultrafast laser photoinscription of polarization sensitive devices in bulk silica glass,” Opt. Express 17(12), 9515–9525 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Lancry, N. Groothoff, S. Guizard, W. Yang, B. Poumellec, P. G. Kazansky, and J. Canning, “Femtosecond laser direct processing in wet and dry silica glass,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 355(18-21), 1057–1061 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008 (2)

R. R. Gattass and E. Mazur, “Femtosecond laser micromachining in transparent materials,” Nat. Photonics 2(4), 219–225 (2008).
[CrossRef]

D. G. Papazoglou and S. Tzortzakis, “In-line holography for the characterization of ultrafast laser filamentation in transparent media,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93(4), 041120 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007 (3)

2006 (3)

A. Zoubir, C. Rivero, R. Grodsky, K. Richardson, M. Richardson, T. Cardinal, and M. Couzi, “Laser-induced defects in fused silica by femtosecond IR irradiation,” Phys. Rev. B 73(22), 224117 (2006).
[CrossRef]

D. G. Papazoglou and M. J. Loulakis, “Embedded birefringent computer-generated holograms fabricated by femtosecond laser pulses,” Opt. Lett. 31(10), 1441–1443 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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(5), 057404 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2005 (2)

A. M. Kowalevicz, V. Sharma, E. P. Ippen, J. G. Fujimoto, and K. Minoshima, “Three-dimensional photonic devices fabricated in glass by use of a femtosecond laser oscillator,” Opt. Lett. 30(9), 1060–1062 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. G. Papazoglou, I. Zergioti, S. Tzortzakis, G. Sgouros, G. Maravelias, S. Christopoulos, and C. Fotakis, “Sub-picosecond ultraviolet laser filamentation-induced bulk modifications in fused silica,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. 81(2), 241–244 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004 (3)

L. Zheng, J. C. Lambropoulos, and A. W. Schmid, “UV-laser-induced densification of fused silica: a molecular dynamics study,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 347(1-3), 144–152 (2004).
[CrossRef]

K. Yamada, W. Watanabe, Y. Li, K. Itoh, and J. Nishii, “Multilevel phase-type diffractive lenses in silica glass induced by filamentation of femtosecond laser pulses,” Opt. Lett. 29(16), 1846–1848 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. S. Mao, F. Quéré, S. Guizard, X. Mao, R. E. Russo, G. Petite, and P. Martin, “Dynamics of femtosecond laser interactions with dielectrics,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. 79(7), 1695–1709 (2004).

2003 (4)

Y. Shimotsuma, P. G. Kazansky, J. Qiu, and K. Hirao, “Self-organized nanogratings in glass irradiated by ultrashort light pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91(24), 247405 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. B. Schaffer, J. F. García, and E. Mazur, “Bulk heating of transparent materials using a high-repetition-rate femtosecond laser,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. 76(3), 351–354 (2003).
[CrossRef]

S. Nolte, M. Will, J. Burghoff, and A. Tuennermann, “Femtosecond waveguide writing: a new avenue to three-dimensional integrated optics,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. 77(1), 109–111 (2003).
[CrossRef]

N. Fukata, Y. Yamamoto, K. Murakami, M. Hase, and M. Kitajima, “In situ spectroscopic measurement of transmitted light related to defect formation in SiO2 during femtosecond laser irradiation,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83(17), 3495–3497 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002 (1)

L. Sudrie, A. Couairon, M. Franco, B. Lamouroux, B. Prade, S. Tzortzakis, and A. Mysyrowicz, “Femtosecond laser-induced damage and filamentary propagation in fused silica,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89(18), 186601 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1998 (1)

M. Lenzner, J. Krüger, S. Sartania, Z. Cheng, C. Spielmann, G. Mourou, W. Kautek, and F. Krausz, “Femtosecond Optical Breakdown in Dielectrics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 80(18), 4076–4079 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1996 (2)

B. C. Stuart, M. D. Feit, S. Herman, A. M. Rubenchik, B. W. Shore, and M. D. Perry, “Nanosecond-to-femtosecond laser-induced breakdown in dielectrics,” Phys. Rev. B Condens. Matter 53(4), 1749–1761 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Petite, P. Daguzan, S. Guizard, and P. Martin, “Conduction electrons in wide-bandgap oxides: a subpicosecond time-resolved optical study,” Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. B 107(1-4), 97–101 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1993 (1)

P. N. Saeta and B. I. Greene, “Primary relaxation processes at the band edge of SiO2.,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 70(23), 3588–3591 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1969 (1)

Audouard, E.

A. Mermillod-Blondin, C. Mauclair, J. Bonse, R. Stoian, E. Audouard, A. Rosenfeld, and I. V. Hertel, “Time-resolved imaging of laser-induced refractive index changes in transparent media,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 82(3), 033703 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Cheng, K. Mishchik, C. Mauclair, E. Audouard, and R. Stoian, “Ultrafast laser photoinscription of polarization sensitive devices in bulk silica glass,” Opt. Express 17(12), 9515–9525 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Beresna, M.

Bhardwaj, V. R.

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(5), 057404 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bonse, J.

A. Mermillod-Blondin, C. Mauclair, J. Bonse, R. Stoian, E. Audouard, A. Rosenfeld, and I. V. Hertel, “Time-resolved imaging of laser-induced refractive index changes in transparent media,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 82(3), 033703 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Burghoff, J.

S. Nolte, M. Will, J. Burghoff, and A. Tuennermann, “Femtosecond waveguide writing: a new avenue to three-dimensional integrated optics,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. 77(1), 109–111 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Canning, J.

M. Lancry, N. Groothoff, S. Guizard, W. Yang, B. Poumellec, P. G. Kazansky, and J. Canning, “Femtosecond laser direct processing in wet and dry silica glass,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 355(18-21), 1057–1061 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Cardinal, T.

A. Zoubir, C. Rivero, R. Grodsky, K. Richardson, M. Richardson, T. Cardinal, and M. Couzi, “Laser-induced defects in fused silica by femtosecond IR irradiation,” Phys. Rev. B 73(22), 224117 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Cheng, G.

Cheng, Z.

M. Lenzner, J. Krüger, S. Sartania, Z. Cheng, C. Spielmann, G. Mourou, W. Kautek, and F. Krausz, “Femtosecond Optical Breakdown in Dielectrics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 80(18), 4076–4079 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Christopoulos, S.

D. G. Papazoglou, I. Zergioti, S. Tzortzakis, G. Sgouros, G. Maravelias, S. Christopoulos, and C. Fotakis, “Sub-picosecond ultraviolet laser filamentation-induced bulk modifications in fused silica,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. 81(2), 241–244 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Corkum, P. B.

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(5), 057404 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Couairon, A.

A. Couairon and A. Mysyrowicz, “Femtosecond filamentation in transparent media,” Phys. Rep. 441(2-4), 47–189 (2007).
[CrossRef]

L. Sudrie, A. Couairon, M. Franco, B. Lamouroux, B. Prade, S. Tzortzakis, and A. Mysyrowicz, “Femtosecond laser-induced damage and filamentary propagation in fused silica,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89(18), 186601 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Couzi, M.

A. Zoubir, C. Rivero, R. Grodsky, K. Richardson, M. Richardson, T. Cardinal, and M. Couzi, “Laser-induced defects in fused silica by femtosecond IR irradiation,” Phys. Rev. B 73(22), 224117 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Daguzan, P.

G. Petite, P. Daguzan, S. Guizard, and P. Martin, “Conduction electrons in wide-bandgap oxides: a subpicosecond time-resolved optical study,” Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. B 107(1-4), 97–101 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Feit, M. D.

B. C. Stuart, M. D. Feit, S. Herman, A. M. Rubenchik, B. W. Shore, and M. D. Perry, “Nanosecond-to-femtosecond laser-induced breakdown in dielectrics,” Phys. Rev. B Condens. Matter 53(4), 1749–1761 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fotakis, C.

D. G. Papazoglou, I. Zergioti, S. Tzortzakis, G. Sgouros, G. Maravelias, S. Christopoulos, and C. Fotakis, “Sub-picosecond ultraviolet laser filamentation-induced bulk modifications in fused silica,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. 81(2), 241–244 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Franco, M.

L. Sudrie, A. Couairon, M. Franco, B. Lamouroux, B. Prade, S. Tzortzakis, and A. Mysyrowicz, “Femtosecond laser-induced damage and filamentary propagation in fused silica,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89(18), 186601 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fujimoto, J. G.

Fukata, N.

N. Fukata, Y. Yamamoto, K. Murakami, M. Hase, and M. Kitajima, “In situ spectroscopic measurement of transmitted light related to defect formation in SiO2 during femtosecond laser irradiation,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83(17), 3495–3497 (2003).
[CrossRef]

García, J. F.

C. B. Schaffer, J. F. García, and E. Mazur, “Bulk heating of transparent materials using a high-repetition-rate femtosecond laser,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. 76(3), 351–354 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Gattass, R. R.

R. R. Gattass and E. Mazur, “Femtosecond laser micromachining in transparent materials,” Nat. Photonics 2(4), 219–225 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Greene, B. I.

P. N. Saeta and B. I. Greene, “Primary relaxation processes at the band edge of SiO2.,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 70(23), 3588–3591 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Grodsky, R.

A. Zoubir, C. Rivero, R. Grodsky, K. Richardson, M. Richardson, T. Cardinal, and M. Couzi, “Laser-induced defects in fused silica by femtosecond IR irradiation,” Phys. Rev. B 73(22), 224117 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Groothoff, N.

M. Lancry, N. Groothoff, S. Guizard, W. Yang, B. Poumellec, P. G. Kazansky, and J. Canning, “Femtosecond laser direct processing in wet and dry silica glass,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 355(18-21), 1057–1061 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Guizard, S.

M. Lancry, N. Groothoff, S. Guizard, W. Yang, B. Poumellec, P. G. Kazansky, and J. Canning, “Femtosecond laser direct processing in wet and dry silica glass,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 355(18-21), 1057–1061 (2009).
[CrossRef]

S. S. Mao, F. Quéré, S. Guizard, X. Mao, R. E. Russo, G. Petite, and P. Martin, “Dynamics of femtosecond laser interactions with dielectrics,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. 79(7), 1695–1709 (2004).

G. Petite, P. Daguzan, S. Guizard, and P. Martin, “Conduction electrons in wide-bandgap oxides: a subpicosecond time-resolved optical study,” Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. B 107(1-4), 97–101 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Hase, M.

N. Fukata, Y. Yamamoto, K. Murakami, M. Hase, and M. Kitajima, “In situ spectroscopic measurement of transmitted light related to defect formation in SiO2 during femtosecond laser irradiation,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83(17), 3495–3497 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Herman, S.

B. C. Stuart, M. D. Feit, S. Herman, A. M. Rubenchik, B. W. Shore, and M. D. Perry, “Nanosecond-to-femtosecond laser-induced breakdown in dielectrics,” Phys. Rev. B Condens. Matter 53(4), 1749–1761 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hertel, I. V.

A. Mermillod-Blondin, C. Mauclair, J. Bonse, R. Stoian, E. Audouard, A. Rosenfeld, and I. V. Hertel, “Time-resolved imaging of laser-induced refractive index changes in transparent media,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 82(3), 033703 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hirao, K.

M. Sakakura, M. Terazima, Y. Shimotsuma, K. Miura, and K. Hirao, “Heating and rapid cooling of bulk glass after photoexcitation by a focused femtosecond laser pulse,” Opt. Express 15(25), 16800–16807 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Shimotsuma, P. G. Kazansky, J. Qiu, and K. Hirao, “Self-organized nanogratings in glass irradiated by ultrashort light pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91(24), 247405 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hnatovsky, C.

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(5), 057404 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ippen, E. P.

Itoh, K.

Kautek, W.

M. Lenzner, J. Krüger, S. Sartania, Z. Cheng, C. Spielmann, G. Mourou, W. Kautek, and F. Krausz, “Femtosecond Optical Breakdown in Dielectrics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 80(18), 4076–4079 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Kazansky, P. G.

M. Beresna and P. G. Kazansky, “Polarization diffraction grating produced by femtosecond laser nanostructuring in glass,” Opt. Lett. 35(10), 1662–1664 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Lancry, N. Groothoff, S. Guizard, W. Yang, B. Poumellec, P. G. Kazansky, and J. Canning, “Femtosecond laser direct processing in wet and dry silica glass,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 355(18-21), 1057–1061 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Y. Shimotsuma, P. G. Kazansky, J. Qiu, and K. Hirao, “Self-organized nanogratings in glass irradiated by ultrashort light pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91(24), 247405 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kitajima, M.

N. Fukata, Y. Yamamoto, K. Murakami, M. Hase, and M. Kitajima, “In situ spectroscopic measurement of transmitted light related to defect formation in SiO2 during femtosecond laser irradiation,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83(17), 3495–3497 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Kowalevicz, A. M.

Krausz, F.

M. Lenzner, J. Krüger, S. Sartania, Z. Cheng, C. Spielmann, G. Mourou, W. Kautek, and F. Krausz, “Femtosecond Optical Breakdown in Dielectrics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 80(18), 4076–4079 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Krüger, J.

M. Lenzner, J. Krüger, S. Sartania, Z. Cheng, C. Spielmann, G. Mourou, W. Kautek, and F. Krausz, “Femtosecond Optical Breakdown in Dielectrics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 80(18), 4076–4079 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Lambropoulos, J. C.

L. Zheng, J. C. Lambropoulos, and A. W. Schmid, “UV-laser-induced densification of fused silica: a molecular dynamics study,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 347(1-3), 144–152 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Lamouroux, B.

L. Sudrie, A. Couairon, M. Franco, B. Lamouroux, B. Prade, S. Tzortzakis, and A. Mysyrowicz, “Femtosecond laser-induced damage and filamentary propagation in fused silica,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89(18), 186601 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lancry, M.

M. Lancry, N. Groothoff, S. Guizard, W. Yang, B. Poumellec, P. G. Kazansky, and J. Canning, “Femtosecond laser direct processing in wet and dry silica glass,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 355(18-21), 1057–1061 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Lenzner, M.

M. Lenzner, J. Krüger, S. Sartania, Z. Cheng, C. Spielmann, G. Mourou, W. Kautek, and F. Krausz, “Femtosecond Optical Breakdown in Dielectrics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 80(18), 4076–4079 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Li, Y.

Loulakis, M. J.

Mao, S. S.

S. S. Mao, F. Quéré, S. Guizard, X. Mao, R. E. Russo, G. Petite, and P. Martin, “Dynamics of femtosecond laser interactions with dielectrics,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. 79(7), 1695–1709 (2004).

Mao, X.

S. S. Mao, F. Quéré, S. Guizard, X. Mao, R. E. Russo, G. Petite, and P. Martin, “Dynamics of femtosecond laser interactions with dielectrics,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. 79(7), 1695–1709 (2004).

Maravelias, G.

D. G. Papazoglou, I. Zergioti, S. Tzortzakis, G. Sgouros, G. Maravelias, S. Christopoulos, and C. Fotakis, “Sub-picosecond ultraviolet laser filamentation-induced bulk modifications in fused silica,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. 81(2), 241–244 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Martin, P.

S. S. Mao, F. Quéré, S. Guizard, X. Mao, R. E. Russo, G. Petite, and P. Martin, “Dynamics of femtosecond laser interactions with dielectrics,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. 79(7), 1695–1709 (2004).

G. Petite, P. Daguzan, S. Guizard, and P. Martin, “Conduction electrons in wide-bandgap oxides: a subpicosecond time-resolved optical study,” Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. B 107(1-4), 97–101 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Mauclair, C.

A. Mermillod-Blondin, C. Mauclair, J. Bonse, R. Stoian, E. Audouard, A. Rosenfeld, and I. V. Hertel, “Time-resolved imaging of laser-induced refractive index changes in transparent media,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 82(3), 033703 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Cheng, K. Mishchik, C. Mauclair, E. Audouard, and R. Stoian, “Ultrafast laser photoinscription of polarization sensitive devices in bulk silica glass,” Opt. Express 17(12), 9515–9525 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Mazur, E.

R. R. Gattass and E. Mazur, “Femtosecond laser micromachining in transparent materials,” Nat. Photonics 2(4), 219–225 (2008).
[CrossRef]

C. B. Schaffer, J. F. García, and E. Mazur, “Bulk heating of transparent materials using a high-repetition-rate femtosecond laser,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. 76(3), 351–354 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Mermillod-Blondin, A.

A. Mermillod-Blondin, C. Mauclair, J. Bonse, R. Stoian, E. Audouard, A. Rosenfeld, and I. V. Hertel, “Time-resolved imaging of laser-induced refractive index changes in transparent media,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 82(3), 033703 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Minoshima, K.

Mishchik, K.

Miura, K.

Mourou, G.

M. Lenzner, J. Krüger, S. Sartania, Z. Cheng, C. Spielmann, G. Mourou, W. Kautek, and F. Krausz, “Femtosecond Optical Breakdown in Dielectrics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 80(18), 4076–4079 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Murakami, K.

N. Fukata, Y. Yamamoto, K. Murakami, M. Hase, and M. Kitajima, “In situ spectroscopic measurement of transmitted light related to defect formation in SiO2 during femtosecond laser irradiation,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83(17), 3495–3497 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Mysyrowicz, A.

A. Couairon and A. Mysyrowicz, “Femtosecond filamentation in transparent media,” Phys. Rep. 441(2-4), 47–189 (2007).
[CrossRef]

L. Sudrie, A. Couairon, M. Franco, B. Lamouroux, B. Prade, S. Tzortzakis, and A. Mysyrowicz, “Femtosecond laser-induced damage and filamentary propagation in fused silica,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89(18), 186601 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Neu, J. T.

Nishii, J.

Nolte, S.

S. Nolte, M. Will, J. Burghoff, and A. Tuennermann, “Femtosecond waveguide writing: a new avenue to three-dimensional integrated optics,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. 77(1), 109–111 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Papazoglou, D. G.

D. G. Papazoglou and S. Tzortzakis, “In-line holography for the characterization of ultrafast laser filamentation in transparent media,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93(4), 041120 (2008).
[CrossRef]

D. G. Papazoglou, I. Zergioti, and S. Tzortzakis, “Plasma strings from ultraviolet laser filaments drive permanent structural modifications in fused silica,” Opt. Lett. 32(14), 2055–2057 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. G. Papazoglou and M. J. Loulakis, “Embedded birefringent computer-generated holograms fabricated by femtosecond laser pulses,” Opt. Lett. 31(10), 1441–1443 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. G. Papazoglou, I. Zergioti, S. Tzortzakis, G. Sgouros, G. Maravelias, S. Christopoulos, and C. Fotakis, “Sub-picosecond ultraviolet laser filamentation-induced bulk modifications in fused silica,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. 81(2), 241–244 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Perry, M. D.

B. C. Stuart, M. D. Feit, S. Herman, A. M. Rubenchik, B. W. Shore, and M. D. Perry, “Nanosecond-to-femtosecond laser-induced breakdown in dielectrics,” Phys. Rev. B Condens. Matter 53(4), 1749–1761 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Petite, G.

S. S. Mao, F. Quéré, S. Guizard, X. Mao, R. E. Russo, G. Petite, and P. Martin, “Dynamics of femtosecond laser interactions with dielectrics,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. 79(7), 1695–1709 (2004).

G. Petite, P. Daguzan, S. Guizard, and P. Martin, “Conduction electrons in wide-bandgap oxides: a subpicosecond time-resolved optical study,” Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. B 107(1-4), 97–101 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Poumellec, B.

M. Lancry, N. Groothoff, S. Guizard, W. Yang, B. Poumellec, P. G. Kazansky, and J. Canning, “Femtosecond laser direct processing in wet and dry silica glass,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 355(18-21), 1057–1061 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Prade, B.

L. Sudrie, A. Couairon, M. Franco, B. Lamouroux, B. Prade, S. Tzortzakis, and A. Mysyrowicz, “Femtosecond laser-induced damage and filamentary propagation in fused silica,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89(18), 186601 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Qiu, J.

Y. Shimotsuma, P. G. Kazansky, J. Qiu, and K. Hirao, “Self-organized nanogratings in glass irradiated by ultrashort light pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91(24), 247405 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Quéré, F.

S. S. Mao, F. Quéré, S. Guizard, X. Mao, R. E. Russo, G. Petite, and P. Martin, “Dynamics of femtosecond laser interactions with dielectrics,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. 79(7), 1695–1709 (2004).

Rajeev, P. P.

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(5), 057404 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rayner, D. M.

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(5), 057404 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Richardson, K.

A. Zoubir, C. Rivero, R. Grodsky, K. Richardson, M. Richardson, T. Cardinal, and M. Couzi, “Laser-induced defects in fused silica by femtosecond IR irradiation,” Phys. Rev. B 73(22), 224117 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Richardson, M.

A. Zoubir, C. Rivero, R. Grodsky, K. Richardson, M. Richardson, T. Cardinal, and M. Couzi, “Laser-induced defects in fused silica by femtosecond IR irradiation,” Phys. Rev. B 73(22), 224117 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Rivero, C.

A. Zoubir, C. Rivero, R. Grodsky, K. Richardson, M. Richardson, T. Cardinal, and M. Couzi, “Laser-induced defects in fused silica by femtosecond IR irradiation,” Phys. Rev. B 73(22), 224117 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Rosenfeld, A.

A. Mermillod-Blondin, C. Mauclair, J. Bonse, R. Stoian, E. Audouard, A. Rosenfeld, and I. V. Hertel, “Time-resolved imaging of laser-induced refractive index changes in transparent media,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 82(3), 033703 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rubenchik, A. M.

B. C. Stuart, M. D. Feit, S. Herman, A. M. Rubenchik, B. W. Shore, and M. D. Perry, “Nanosecond-to-femtosecond laser-induced breakdown in dielectrics,” Phys. Rev. B Condens. Matter 53(4), 1749–1761 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Russo, R. E.

S. S. Mao, F. Quéré, S. Guizard, X. Mao, R. E. Russo, G. Petite, and P. Martin, “Dynamics of femtosecond laser interactions with dielectrics,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. 79(7), 1695–1709 (2004).

Saeta, P. N.

P. N. Saeta and B. I. Greene, “Primary relaxation processes at the band edge of SiO2.,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 70(23), 3588–3591 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sakakura, M.

Sartania, S.

M. Lenzner, J. Krüger, S. Sartania, Z. Cheng, C. Spielmann, G. Mourou, W. Kautek, and F. Krausz, “Femtosecond Optical Breakdown in Dielectrics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 80(18), 4076–4079 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Schaffer, C. B.

C. B. Schaffer, J. F. García, and E. Mazur, “Bulk heating of transparent materials using a high-repetition-rate femtosecond laser,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. 76(3), 351–354 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Schmid, A. W.

L. Zheng, J. C. Lambropoulos, and A. W. Schmid, “UV-laser-induced densification of fused silica: a molecular dynamics study,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 347(1-3), 144–152 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Sgouros, G.

D. G. Papazoglou, I. Zergioti, S. Tzortzakis, G. Sgouros, G. Maravelias, S. Christopoulos, and C. Fotakis, “Sub-picosecond ultraviolet laser filamentation-induced bulk modifications in fused silica,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. 81(2), 241–244 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Sharma, V.

Shimotsuma, Y.

M. Sakakura, M. Terazima, Y. Shimotsuma, K. Miura, and K. Hirao, “Heating and rapid cooling of bulk glass after photoexcitation by a focused femtosecond laser pulse,” Opt. Express 15(25), 16800–16807 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Shimotsuma, P. G. Kazansky, J. Qiu, and K. Hirao, “Self-organized nanogratings in glass irradiated by ultrashort light pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91(24), 247405 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Shore, B. W.

B. C. Stuart, M. D. Feit, S. Herman, A. M. Rubenchik, B. W. Shore, and M. D. Perry, “Nanosecond-to-femtosecond laser-induced breakdown in dielectrics,” Phys. Rev. B Condens. Matter 53(4), 1749–1761 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Simova, E.

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(5), 057404 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Spielmann, C.

M. Lenzner, J. Krüger, S. Sartania, Z. Cheng, C. Spielmann, G. Mourou, W. Kautek, and F. Krausz, “Femtosecond Optical Breakdown in Dielectrics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 80(18), 4076–4079 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Stoian, R.

A. Mermillod-Blondin, C. Mauclair, J. Bonse, R. Stoian, E. Audouard, A. Rosenfeld, and I. V. Hertel, “Time-resolved imaging of laser-induced refractive index changes in transparent media,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 82(3), 033703 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Cheng, K. Mishchik, C. Mauclair, E. Audouard, and R. Stoian, “Ultrafast laser photoinscription of polarization sensitive devices in bulk silica glass,” Opt. Express 17(12), 9515–9525 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Stuart, B. C.

B. C. Stuart, M. D. Feit, S. Herman, A. M. Rubenchik, B. W. Shore, and M. D. Perry, “Nanosecond-to-femtosecond laser-induced breakdown in dielectrics,” Phys. Rev. B Condens. Matter 53(4), 1749–1761 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sudrie, L.

L. Sudrie, A. Couairon, M. Franco, B. Lamouroux, B. Prade, S. Tzortzakis, and A. Mysyrowicz, “Femtosecond laser-induced damage and filamentary propagation in fused silica,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89(18), 186601 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Taylor, R. S.

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(5), 057404 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Terazima, M.

Tuennermann, A.

S. Nolte, M. Will, J. Burghoff, and A. Tuennermann, “Femtosecond waveguide writing: a new avenue to three-dimensional integrated optics,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. 77(1), 109–111 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Tzortzakis, S.

D. G. Papazoglou and S. Tzortzakis, “In-line holography for the characterization of ultrafast laser filamentation in transparent media,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93(4), 041120 (2008).
[CrossRef]

D. G. Papazoglou, I. Zergioti, and S. Tzortzakis, “Plasma strings from ultraviolet laser filaments drive permanent structural modifications in fused silica,” Opt. Lett. 32(14), 2055–2057 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. G. Papazoglou, I. Zergioti, S. Tzortzakis, G. Sgouros, G. Maravelias, S. Christopoulos, and C. Fotakis, “Sub-picosecond ultraviolet laser filamentation-induced bulk modifications in fused silica,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. 81(2), 241–244 (2005).
[CrossRef]

L. Sudrie, A. Couairon, M. Franco, B. Lamouroux, B. Prade, S. Tzortzakis, and A. Mysyrowicz, “Femtosecond laser-induced damage and filamentary propagation in fused silica,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89(18), 186601 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Watanabe, W.

Will, M.

S. Nolte, M. Will, J. Burghoff, and A. Tuennermann, “Femtosecond waveguide writing: a new avenue to three-dimensional integrated optics,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. 77(1), 109–111 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Wray, J. H.

Yamada, K.

Yamamoto, Y.

N. Fukata, Y. Yamamoto, K. Murakami, M. Hase, and M. Kitajima, “In situ spectroscopic measurement of transmitted light related to defect formation in SiO2 during femtosecond laser irradiation,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83(17), 3495–3497 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Yang, W.

M. Lancry, N. Groothoff, S. Guizard, W. Yang, B. Poumellec, P. G. Kazansky, and J. Canning, “Femtosecond laser direct processing in wet and dry silica glass,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 355(18-21), 1057–1061 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Zergioti, I.

D. G. Papazoglou, I. Zergioti, and S. Tzortzakis, “Plasma strings from ultraviolet laser filaments drive permanent structural modifications in fused silica,” Opt. Lett. 32(14), 2055–2057 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. G. Papazoglou, I. Zergioti, S. Tzortzakis, G. Sgouros, G. Maravelias, S. Christopoulos, and C. Fotakis, “Sub-picosecond ultraviolet laser filamentation-induced bulk modifications in fused silica,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. 81(2), 241–244 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Zheng, L.

L. Zheng, J. C. Lambropoulos, and A. W. Schmid, “UV-laser-induced densification of fused silica: a molecular dynamics study,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 347(1-3), 144–152 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Zoubir, A.

A. Zoubir, C. Rivero, R. Grodsky, K. Richardson, M. Richardson, T. Cardinal, and M. Couzi, “Laser-induced defects in fused silica by femtosecond IR irradiation,” Phys. Rev. B 73(22), 224117 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

D. G. Papazoglou and S. Tzortzakis, “In-line holography for the characterization of ultrafast laser filamentation in transparent media,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93(4), 041120 (2008).
[CrossRef]

N. Fukata, Y. Yamamoto, K. Murakami, M. Hase, and M. Kitajima, “In situ spectroscopic measurement of transmitted light related to defect formation in SiO2 during femtosecond laser irradiation,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83(17), 3495–3497 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. (4)

D. G. Papazoglou, I. Zergioti, S. Tzortzakis, G. Sgouros, G. Maravelias, S. Christopoulos, and C. Fotakis, “Sub-picosecond ultraviolet laser filamentation-induced bulk modifications in fused silica,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. 81(2), 241–244 (2005).
[CrossRef]

S. Nolte, M. Will, J. Burghoff, and A. Tuennermann, “Femtosecond waveguide writing: a new avenue to three-dimensional integrated optics,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. 77(1), 109–111 (2003).
[CrossRef]

S. S. Mao, F. Quéré, S. Guizard, X. Mao, R. E. Russo, G. Petite, and P. Martin, “Dynamics of femtosecond laser interactions with dielectrics,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. 79(7), 1695–1709 (2004).

C. B. Schaffer, J. F. García, and E. Mazur, “Bulk heating of transparent materials using a high-repetition-rate femtosecond laser,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process. 76(3), 351–354 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Non-Cryst. Solids (2)

M. Lancry, N. Groothoff, S. Guizard, W. Yang, B. Poumellec, P. G. Kazansky, and J. Canning, “Femtosecond laser direct processing in wet and dry silica glass,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 355(18-21), 1057–1061 (2009).
[CrossRef]

L. Zheng, J. C. Lambropoulos, and A. W. Schmid, “UV-laser-induced densification of fused silica: a molecular dynamics study,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 347(1-3), 144–152 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (1)

Nat. Photonics (1)

R. R. Gattass and E. Mazur, “Femtosecond laser micromachining in transparent materials,” Nat. Photonics 2(4), 219–225 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. B (1)

G. Petite, P. Daguzan, S. Guizard, and P. Martin, “Conduction electrons in wide-bandgap oxides: a subpicosecond time-resolved optical study,” Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. B 107(1-4), 97–101 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (5)

Phys. Rep. (1)

A. Couairon and A. Mysyrowicz, “Femtosecond filamentation in transparent media,” Phys. Rep. 441(2-4), 47–189 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. B (1)

A. Zoubir, C. Rivero, R. Grodsky, K. Richardson, M. Richardson, T. Cardinal, and M. Couzi, “Laser-induced defects in fused silica by femtosecond IR irradiation,” Phys. Rev. B 73(22), 224117 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. B Condens. Matter (1)

B. C. Stuart, M. D. Feit, S. Herman, A. M. Rubenchik, B. W. Shore, and M. D. Perry, “Nanosecond-to-femtosecond laser-induced breakdown in dielectrics,” Phys. Rev. B Condens. Matter 53(4), 1749–1761 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (5)

M. Lenzner, J. Krüger, S. Sartania, Z. Cheng, C. Spielmann, G. Mourou, W. Kautek, and F. Krausz, “Femtosecond Optical Breakdown in Dielectrics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 80(18), 4076–4079 (1998).
[CrossRef]

L. Sudrie, A. Couairon, M. Franco, B. Lamouroux, B. Prade, S. Tzortzakis, and A. Mysyrowicz, “Femtosecond laser-induced damage and filamentary propagation in fused silica,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89(18), 186601 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Shimotsuma, P. G. Kazansky, J. Qiu, and K. Hirao, “Self-organized nanogratings in glass irradiated by ultrashort light pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91(24), 247405 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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(5), 057404 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. N. Saeta and B. I. Greene, “Primary relaxation processes at the band edge of SiO2.,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 70(23), 3588–3591 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

A. Mermillod-Blondin, C. Mauclair, J. Bonse, R. Stoian, E. Audouard, A. Rosenfeld, and I. V. Hertel, “Time-resolved imaging of laser-induced refractive index changes in transparent media,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 82(3), 033703 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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R. A. Devine, J.-P. Duraud, and E. Dooryhée, Structure and Imperfections in Amorphous and Crystalline Silicon Dioxide (Wiley, 2000).

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Pump–probe experimental setups (FS): fused silica sample, (Obj): Objective lens, (HM): in-line holographic microscope, (A) attenuator. (a) 496 nm, 450 fs probe delayed using an optical delay line, (b) 633 nm or 543 nm, CW probe. The CCD sensor is replaced by a time gated ICCD sensor.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a)–(c) Probe images at various delays (496 nm, 450 fs probe, 248 nm, 65 μJ, 450 fs pump). (d) Spatial distribution of time integrated maximal electron density (ρ/m*) of the plasma string in comparison to the refractive index changes (real part only) Δn (496 nm) (measured at 30 ps delay) induced by the transient defects.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Emission spectrum from the laser irradiated region.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Normalized probe images at various delays (543 nm, CW probe). (b) Normalized diffraction amplitude profiles at 0 μs delay measured along the dotted line of Fig. 4(a). (c) Normalized diffraction amplitude as a function of the delay for 543 nm, 633 nm CW probes. (d) Ratio of refractive index change as a function of delay. (Δn R: 633 nm, Δn G: 543 nm).

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

(a) Permanent structure length and (b) refractive index change (at 496 nm probe wavelength) as a function of the number of pulses.

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Δ n ˜ D r u d e = Δ n + i Δ κ = ( 1 + i ω τ c ) ρ 2 ρ c r ,
A ( t ; l ) Δ ϕ ( x , y , t ; z , λ ) 2 π λ Δ n ( t ; λ ) f ( x , y , z ) d z = 2 π Δ n ( t ; λ ) λ f ( x , y , z ) d z ,

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