Special Issue Article

Nanoscale Research Letters

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 454-463

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Nanofabrication with Pulsed Lasers

  • A. V. KabashinAffiliated withLasers, Plasmas et Procédés Photoniques (LP3, UMR 6182 CNRS), Université de la Méditerranée Email author 
  • , Ph. DelaporteAffiliated withLasers, Plasmas et Procédés Photoniques (LP3, UMR 6182 CNRS), Université de la Méditerranée
  • , A. PereiraAffiliated withLasers, Plasmas et Procédés Photoniques (LP3, UMR 6182 CNRS), Université de la MéditerranéeLaboratoire de Physico-Chimie des Matériaux Luminescents, LPCML (UMR 5620 CNRS), Domaine Scientifique de la Doua, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1
  • , D. GrojoAffiliated withLasers, Plasmas et Procédés Photoniques (LP3, UMR 6182 CNRS), Université de la Méditerranée
  • , R. TorresAffiliated withLasers, Plasmas et Procédés Photoniques (LP3, UMR 6182 CNRS), Université de la Méditerranée
  • , Th. SarnetAffiliated withLasers, Plasmas et Procédés Photoniques (LP3, UMR 6182 CNRS), Université de la Méditerranée
  • , M. SentisAffiliated withLasers, Plasmas et Procédés Photoniques (LP3, UMR 6182 CNRS), Université de la Méditerranée

Abstract

An overview of pulsed laser-assisted methods for nanofabrication, which are currently developed in our Institute (LP3), is presented. The methods compass a variety of possibilities for material nanostructuring offered by laser–matter interactions and imply either the nanostructuring of the laser-illuminated surface itself, as in cases of direct laser ablation or laser plasma-assisted treatment of semiconductors to form light-absorbing and light-emitting nano-architectures, as well as periodic nanoarrays, or laser-assisted production of nanoclusters and their controlled growth in gaseous or liquid medium to form nanostructured films or colloidal nanoparticles. Nanomaterials synthesized by laser-assisted methods have a variety of unique properties, not reproducible by any other route, and are of importance for photovoltaics, optoelectronics, biological sensing, imaging and therapeutics.

Keywords

Laser nanofabrication Laser ablation Semiconductor and plasmonic nanostructures Colloidal nanoparticles