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Laser ablation on nanoscales
Author(s): Z. B. Wang; W. Guo; B. S. Luk'yanchuk; A. Pena; L. Li; Z. Liu
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Paper Abstract

Ablation with nanoscale spatial resolution needs special tools to overcome conventional diffraction limit. A few methods have been successfully applied for this purpose. These include: surface nanostructuring by laser illuminated tip; Near-field Scanning Optical Microscopy (NSOM) nano-patterning; Surface nano-processing based on optical resonances and near-field effects with transparent particles as well as the field enhancement by plasmonic nanoparticles. All these methods permit localized laser ablation on the scale beyond 100 nm. In this paper we report our recent work related to field enhancement by laser illuminated tip, near-field laser ablation with transparent particles and field enhancement by plasmonic effects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2008
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7005, High-Power Laser Ablation VII, 70050S (12 May 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.780065
Show Author Affiliations
Z. B. Wang, Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom)
W. Guo, Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom)
B. S. Luk'yanchuk, Data Storage Institute, ASTAR (Singapore)
A. Pena, Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom)
L. Li, Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom)
Z. Liu, Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7005:
High-Power Laser Ablation VII
Claude R. Phipps, Editor(s)

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