Creating metallic films by laser irradiation of silver ion exchanged glasses

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Abstract

Making silver ion-doped glass by field-assisted ion exchange had so far two major applications: the production of optical waveguides, which utilises the change of refractive index [1], and the generation of silver nanoparticles due to annealing at higher temperatures [2]. Some groups replaced the annealing step by laser irradiation [3, 4], which resulted in low concentration of silver nanoparticles inside the glass. By producing a glass with a high content of silver ions and reducing agents, and irradiating it with intense ns-pulsed laser we managed to produce a metallic silver film on the surface of the glass [5]. This high concentration could be suitable for several applications: plasmonic waveguides, sensing technology, surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy, and circuitry.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & International Quantum Electronics Conference
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)9781479905942
ISBN (Print)9781479905935
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Apr 2014
Event2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & International Quantum Electronics Conference - ICM Congress Centre, Munich, Germany
Duration: 12 May 201316 May 2013

Conference

Conference2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & International Quantum Electronics Conference
Abbreviated titleCLEO/Europe - IQEC 2013
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period12/05/1316/05/13

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