Radially and azimuthally polarized laser induced shape transformation of embedded metallic nanoparticles in glass

Mateusz A. Tyrk, Svetlana A. Zolotovskaya (Contributing member), W. Allan Gillespie (Research group member), Amin Abdolvand (Lead / Corresponding author)

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Radially and azimuthally polarized picosecond (~10 ps) pulsed laser irradiation at 532 nm wavelength led to the permanent reshaping of spherical silver nanoparticles (~30 – 40 nm in diameter) embedded in a thin layer of soda-lime glass. The observed peculiar shape modifications consist of a number of different orientations of nano-ellipsoids in the cross-section of each written line by laser. A Second Harmonic Generation cross- sectional scan method from silver nanoparticles in transmission geometry was adopted for characterization of the samples after laser modification. The presented approach may lead to sophisticated marking of information in metal-glass nanocomposites.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23394-23400
Number of pages7
JournalOptics Express
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 27 Aug 2015



  • Laser materials processing
  • Nanomaterials
  • Optical materials
  • Glass and other amorphous materials

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