Induction of Permanent Structures by Ultrashort Laser Pulses
Glass was first found more than 5000 years ago. Now, it is widely used in daily life. We could even say that today’s highly civilized society would not be what it is without glass. Why is glass so widely used? It is because glass is homogeneous, is transparent and can be easily fabricated to various forms such as bottles, large flat plates and fibers. Moreover, almost all of the elements in the periodic table, such as rare-earths, transition metals and noble metals, can be “stuffed” into glass. This results in splendidly colorful glass with various functions.
KeywordsQuartz Fluoride Shrinkage Coherence Cerium
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