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Laser-assisted one-step fabrication of homogeneous glass-silver composite

Laser-assisted one-step fabrication of homogeneous glass-silver composite

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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing
Journal publication date2012
Early online date26/07/12


Glass doped with silver ions was fabricated using a dry technique and then irradiated at the scanning speed of 14 mm s using a nanosecond pulsed Nd:YVO laser operating at 355 nm. This led to the spatially selective, one-step precipitation of silver particles and fabrication of a homogeneously structured optical composite material: glass-silver composite. The optical and structural properties of such composite material can be designed at will, which could have potential impact on light/plasmon wave and sensing technologies, optoelectronics, and surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy. © 2012 Springer-Verlag.

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