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Ultra-Short Pulsed Laser Engineered Metal-Glass Nanocomposites

  • Andrei Stalmashonak
  • Gerhard Seifert
  • Amin Abdolvand

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Physics book series (SpringerBriefs in Physics)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Andrei Stalmashonak, Gerhard Seifert, Amin Abdolvand
    Pages 1-3
  3. Andrei Stalmashonak, Gerhard Seifert, Amin Abdolvand
    Pages 5-15
  4. Andrei Stalmashonak, Gerhard Seifert, Amin Abdolvand
    Pages 17-38
  5. Andrei Stalmashonak, Gerhard Seifert, Amin Abdolvand
    Pages 39-44
  6. Andrei Stalmashonak, Gerhard Seifert, Amin Abdolvand
    Pages 45-51
  7. Andrei Stalmashonak, Gerhard Seifert, Amin Abdolvand
    Pages 53-58
  8. Andrei Stalmashonak, Gerhard Seifert, Amin Abdolvand
    Pages 59-67
  9. Andrei Stalmashonak, Gerhard Seifert, Amin Abdolvand
    Pages 69-70

About this book

Introduction

Glasses containing metallic nanoparticles exhibit very promising linear and nonlinear optical properties, mainly due to the surface plasmon resonances (SPRs) of the nanoparticles. The spectral position in the visible and near-infrared range and polarization dependence of the SPR are characteristically determined by the nanoparticles’ shapes.

The focus of Ultra-Short Pulsed Laser Engineered Metal-Glass Nanocomposites is the interaction of intense ultra-short laser pulses with glass containing silver nanoparticles embedded in soda-lime glass, and nanostructural modifications in metal-glass nanocomposites induced by such laser pulses. In order to provide a comprehensive physical picture of the processes leading to laser-induced persistent shape transformation of the nanoparticles, series of experimental results investigating the dependences of laser assisted shape modifications of nanoparticles with laser pulse intensity, excitation wavelength, temperature are considered. In addition, the resulting local optical dichroism allows producing very flexibly polarizing optical (sub-) microstructures with well-specified optical properties. The achieved considerable progress towards technological application of this technique, in particular also for long-term optical data storage, is also discussed.

Keywords

Laser Processing Laser-Induced Transformation Light-Matter Interaction Metal-Glass Nanomaterials Metallic Nanoparticles Nanocomposites Optical Data Storage Optical Materials Ultrafast Lasers

Authors and affiliations

  • Andrei Stalmashonak
    • 1
  • Gerhard Seifert
    • 2
  • Amin Abdolvand
    • 3
  1. 1.Codixx AGBarlebenGermany
  2. 2., Centre of Innovation Competence SiLinanoMartin-Luther-University of Halle-WittenHalleGermany
  3. 3., School of Engineering, Physics & MathUniversity of DundeeDundeeUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-00437-2
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-00436-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-00437-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5423
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5431
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