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Direct writing of luminescent nanostructures in lithium fluoride films by x-ray microprobe scanning
Author(s): F. Bonfigli; R. M. Montereali; T. Marolo; R. Larciprete; L. Gregoratti; M. Danailov; M. Kiskinova; S. K. Sekatskii; G. Dietler
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Paper Abstract

The continuously shrinking of the photonic structures has stimulated the research and development of low-dimensionality photoluminescent patterns based on visible-emitting color centers (CCs) in thin films. In particular, Lithium Fluoride (LiF) treated with ionizing radiation by using versatile lithographic techniques, represents a very promising candidate for the realization of innovative photonic devices. Permanent tluorescent patterns based on CCs have been realized in LiF films by direct writing with a X ray microprobe -of the ESCA Microscopy beamline at ELETTRA synchrotron in different configuration. Luminescent nanostructures, written by scanning the LW specimen with respect to the X-ray beam, have been investigated by near-field optical microscope and a sub-wavelength spatial resolution is demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 June 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5850, Advanced Laser Technologies 2004, (7 June 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.633707
Show Author Affiliations
F. Bonfigli, ENEA, CR Frascati (Italy)
R. M. Montereali, ENEA, CR Frascati (Italy)
T. Marolo, ENEA, CR Frascati (Italy)
R. Larciprete, CNR-IMIP (Italy)
L. Gregoratti, Sincrotrone Trieste (Italy)
M. Danailov, Sincrotrone Trieste (Italy)
M. Kiskinova, Sincrotrone Trieste (Italy)
S. K. Sekatskii, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
G. Dietler, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5850:
Advanced Laser Technologies 2004
Ivan A. Shcherbakov; Anna Giardini; Vitali I. Konov; Vladimir I. Pustovoy, Editor(s)

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