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Laser processing of convex structures in chalcogenide glasses
Author(s): Tamihiro Gotoh; Keiji Tanaka
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Paper Abstract

Micron-scale convex deformations can be produced in two kinds of chalcogenide glasses only by exposures to focused cw laser beams. In covalent compounds such as As2S3 the deformation is formed through the so-called giant photoexpansion phenomenon, and in Ag-containing chalcogenide glasses it is made through photinduced accumulation of Ag+ ions. These phenomena are promising for fabrication of micro optical components.

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Date Published: 6 November 2000
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4088, First International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication, (6 November 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.405728
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Tamihiro Gotoh, Hokkaido Univ. (Japan)
Keiji Tanaka, Hokkaido Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4088:
First International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication
Isamu Miyamoto; Koji Sugioka; Thomas W. Sigmon, Editor(s)

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