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Title: Polarization controlled deep sub-wavelength periodic features written by femtosecond laser on nanodiamond thin film surface

Deep sub-wavelength (Λ/λ = ∼0.22) periodic features are induced uniformly on a nanodiamond (ND) thin film surface using femtosecond (fs) laser irradiation (pulse duration = ∼110 fs and central wavelength of ∼800 nm). The topography of the surface features is controlled by the laser polarization. Orientation of features is perpendicular to laser polarization. Periodicity (spatial periodicity of < λ/4) of the surface features is less than the laser wavelength. This work gives an experimental proof of polarization controlled surface plasmon-fs laser coupling mechanism prompting the interaction between fs laser and solid matter (here ND thin film) which in turn is resulting in the periodic surface features. Scanning electron microscopy in conjunction with micro Raman scattering, X-ray diffraction, and atomic force microscopy are carried out to extract surface morphology and phase information of the laser irradiated regions. This work demonstrates an easy and efficient surface fabrication technique.
Authors:
;  [1] ; ;  [2]
  1. School of Engineering Sciences and Technology, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad 500046 (India)
  2. School of Physics, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad 500046 (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22262553
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 104; Journal Issue: 16; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPY; LASER RADIATION; LASERS; POLARIZATION; RAMAN EFFECT; SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; SURFACES; THIN FILMS; WAVELENGTHS; X-RAY DIFFRACTION