Toward the production of micropolarizers by irradiation of composite glasses with silver nanoparticles

Andrei Stalmashonak, Gerhard Seifert, Ahmet Akin Unal, Ulrich Skrzypczak, Alexander Podlipensky, Amin Abdolvand, Heinrich Graener

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    Abstract

    We investigate the possibility of preparation of laser-induced dichroism in composite glasses with a high concentration of silver nanoparticles. A detailed analysis based on the Maxwell-Garnett theory and experimental results shows that particles at different volume fractions react differently to the same laser irradiation parameters. Based on these findings, we demonstrate that a well-defined sequence of multiple irradiation and intermediate annealing can maximize the particles' aspect ratio and avoid unwanted partial destruction. The proposed irradiation technique permits production of micropolarizing structures with high polarization contrast in the visible and near-IR regions. (C) 2009 Optical Society of America

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)F37-F43
    Number of pages7
    JournalApplied Physics B: Lasers and Optics
    Volume48
    Issue number25
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2009

    Keywords

    • ULTRASHORT LASER-PULSES
    • OPTICAL-PROPERTIES
    • INDUCED DEFORMATION
    • AG NANOPARTICLES
    • PARTICLES
    • DEPENDENCE

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    • 11 Citations
    • 1 Book

    Ultra-Short Pulsed Laser Engineered Metal-Glass Nanocomposites

    Stalmashonak, A., Seifert, G. & Abdolvand, A., 2013, Heidelberg: Springer . 70 p. (SpringerBriefs in Physics)

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