Laser induced microexplosions in transparent materials

Presentation Date: 

Friday, May 23, 1997


CLEO/QELS '97 (Baltimore, MD)
We recently discovered that 200-nm diameter structures can be created inside transparent materials by ultrafast-laser driven microexplosions. Applications include high-density 3-D data storage, fabrication of 3-D optical elements, and novel materials processing. We present the results of optical and structural examinations and discuss the physical processes involved.