Induction of Permanent Structures by Ultrashort Laser Pulses

  • Kazuyuki Hirao
  • Tsuneo Mitsuyu
  • Jinhai Si
  • Jianrong Qiu
Part of the Springer Series in Photonics book series (PHOTONICS, volume 7)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Quartz Fluoride Shrinkage Coherence Cerium 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kazuyuki Hirao
    • 1
  • Tsuneo Mitsuyu
    • 2
  • Jinhai Si
    • 3
  • Jianrong Qiu
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Material Chemistry, Faculty of EngineeringKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  2. 2.Advanced Technology Research LaboratoriesMatsushita Electrical Industrial Co., Ltd.SorakuJapan
  3. 3.ICORP, JST, Photon Craft ProjectKyotoJapan

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