Study on Femtosecond Laser Induced Structural Colors

  • Guoqiang Li
Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)


In this chapter, we prepared various micro/nanostructures and realized the colorizing the materials surface. By adopting different laser pulse overlaps several kinds of structural colors were produced on the aluminum surfaces. In addition, we not only discussed the combined influence of incident light angle and the ripples orientation on the diversity of structural colors, but also proposed the possibility of producing multi-patterns constituted by ripples with different orientations, and realized the diverse and exclusive display. Furthermore, the preparation of three-dimensional effect patterns on metal surface was proposed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Precision Instrument and MachineryUniversity of Science and Technology of ChinaHefeiChina

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