Creation of locally selective mirror surface on 40BaO-40TiO2-20B2O3 glass by XeCl pulse laser irradiation

Hirokazu Masai, Shintaro Mizuno, Takumi Fujiwara, Yasuhiko Benino, Takayuki Komatsu, Hiroshi Mori

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Creation of mirror dots, localized areas of smooth surface with a shape of laser beam on a glass material, using a XeCl laser irradiation is reported. Laser irradiation of a 40BaO-40TiO2-20B2O3 sample heated to 300 °C induced a smooth and flat surface, where no scratches caused by a mechanical polishing were observed. The present finding indicates that the melting of the surface occurred by the combined effect of the heat-assistance and the increased absorption coefficient of TiO2. In the present system, the absorption coefficient in the ultraviolet region, which originates from TiO2, was found to increase with increasing temperature. The presented technique will open new possibilities in integrated optics; the surface of a small protruded or hollow area can be made smooth, which cannot be achieved by conventional mechanical polishing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1270-1274
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Materials Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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