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Induction of Permanent Structure in Transparent Materials by Ultrafast Laser and Application to Photonic Devices

  • Yasuhiko Shimotsuma
  • Jianrong Qiu
  • Kiyotaka Miura
  • Kazuyuki Hirao
Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 84)

16.5 Conclusion

We have observed various femtosecond laser-induced phenomena in glasses. We have also observed the photo-oxidation of transition metal ions in a glass sample after the femtosecond laser irradiation. Furthermore, we have demonstrated the 3D optical memory with ultrahigh storage density by using photoreduction phenomenon of the rare-earth ions. We have succeeded in the spaceselective precipitation and control of the nanoparticles in glasses. We have confirmed that the femtosecond laser induced microstructure will open a new possibility in the realization of novel optical functions for a transparent material.

Keywords

Electron Spin Resonance Spectrum Femtosecond Laser Glass Sample Femtosecond Laser Pulse Transparent Material 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yasuhiko Shimotsuma
    • 1
  • Jianrong Qiu
    • 2
  • Kiyotaka Miura
    • 1
  • Kazuyuki Hirao
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Material ChemistryKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina

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