Formation of gold grating structures on fused silica substrates by femtosecond laser irradiation

Akihiro Takami, Yasutaka Nakajima, Mitsuhiro Terakawa

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    Abstract

    Despite the attractive optical properties of gold nanostructures for emerging applications, the formation of sharp laser-induced periodic gold structures has not been reported. In this study, we experimentally demonstrate the formation of micro- and nanoscale periodic gold grating structures on fused silica substrates using a femtosecond laser. The experimental and calculated results show good agreement, indicating that the gold grating structures were formed by a beat formed in a gold thin film. We also propose that the beat was formed by interference of two surface plasmon polaritons with different periods excited in a gold thin film and calculated their periods.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number173103
    JournalJournal of Applied Physics
    Volume121
    Issue number17
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017 May 7

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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