Creating metallic films by laser irradiation of silver ion exchanged glasses

S. Wackerow, A. Abdolvand

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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, and the generation of silver nanoparticles due to annealing at higher temperatures. Some groups replaced the annealing step by laser irradiation, 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. This high concentration could be suitable for several applications: plasmonic waveguides, sensing technology, surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy, and circuitry.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO_Europe 2013
    PublisherOptical Society of America
    ISBN (Print)9781479905942
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013
    EventThe European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO_Europe 2013 - Munich, Germany
    Duration: 12 May 201316 May 2013

    Conference

    ConferenceThe European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO_Europe 2013
    CountryGermany
    CityMunich
    Period12/05/1316/05/13

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