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Pattern transfer, self-organized surface nanostructuring, and nanodrilling of sapphire using nanosecond laser irradiation
Author(s): P. Lorenz; J. Zajadazc; M. Ehrhardt; L. Bayer; K. Zimmer
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Paper Abstract

Nanostructures have a widespread field of applications. The structuring of sapphire assisted by a nanosecond laserinduced self-organized molten molybdenum layer deformation process was studied. At low laser fluence the irradiation of a thin metal layer on dielectric surface results in a melting and nanostructuring of the metal layer and partially of the dielectric surface. Furthermore, a subsequent high laser fluence treatment of the metal nanostructures results in different features: (i) pattern transfer, (ii) self-organized surface nanostructuring, and (iii) nanodrilling. (i) Pattern transfer: The irradiation of the pre-structured metal layer with high laser fluences allows the transfer of the lateral geometry of the metal nanostructures into the dielectric surface. (ii) Self-organized surface nanostructuring: The multi-pulse irradiation of the metal layer/dielectric system with moderate laser fluences results in a selforganized nanostructuring of the dielectric surface. (iii) Nanodrilling: The multi-pulse low laser fluence irradiation of the metal layer results in the formation of metal droplets and a further high fluence irradiation of the laser-generated metal droplets results in a stepwise evaporation of the metal and in a partial evaporation of the dielectric and, finally, in the formation of cone-like holes. The resultant structures were investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM).

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 March 2016
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9736, Laser-based Micro- and Nanoprocessing X, 97361K (4 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2212122
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P. Lorenz, Leibniz-Institut für Oberflächenmodifizierung e.V. (Germany)
J. Zajadazc, Leibniz-Institut für Oberflächenmodifizierung eV (Germany)
M. Ehrhardt, Leibniz-Institut für Oberflächenmodifizierung e.V. (Germany)
L. Bayer, Leibniz-Institut für Oberflächenmodifizierung e.V. (Germany)
K. Zimmer, Leibniz-Institut für Oberflächenmodifizierung e.V. (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9736:
Laser-based Micro- and Nanoprocessing X
Udo Klotzbach; Kunihiko Washio; Craig B. Arnold, Editor(s)

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