Controlling the Optical Characteristics of Laser-Induced Microstructures in Zinc Phosphate Glass Containing Silver
A focused femtosecond laser beam was used to produce luminescent and birefringent microregions in zinc phosphate glasses containing silver. It was shown that the optical characteristics of the microregions can be controlled by varying the repetition frequency and number of laser pulses. The obtained results are of interest for developing a theoretical model of the processes involved in the formation of nanoclusters and nanoparticles of silver in oxide glass and for developing a multi-level optical memory based on zinc phosphate glass.
Key wordszinc phosphate glass silver nanoparticles nanoclusters of silver femtosecond laser laser modification luminescence birefringence
The work on the synthesis and laser modification of the structure of glass was supported by the President of the Russian Federation Grants Council (grant MK-9290.2016.3) and the RFFI (grants Nos. 16-33-60081 and 16-03-00541). The investigations of the modified regions of glass performed with the aid of luminescence microscopy were supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (Grant No. 14.Z50.31.0009).
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