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ID: 458885.0, MPI für die Physik des Lichts / Photonics and New Materials
Toward the production of micropolarizers by irradiation of composite glasses with silver nanoparticles
Authors:Stalmashonak, A.; Seifert, G.; Unal, A. A.; Skrzypczak, U.; Podlipensky, A.; Abdolvand, A.; Graener, H.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2009-09-01
Title of Journal:Applied Optics
Issue / Number:25
Start Page:F37
End Page:F43
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:We investigate the possibility of preparation of laser-induced dichroism in composite glasses with a high concentration of silver nanoparticles. A detailed analysis based on the Maxwell-Garnett theory and experimental results shows that particles at different volume fractions react differently to the same laser irradiation parameters. Based on these findings, we demonstrate that a well-defined sequence of multiple irradiation and intermediate annealing can maximize the particles' aspect ratio and avoid unwanted partial destruction. The proposed irradiation technique permits production of micropolarizing structures with high polarization contrast in the visible and near-IR regions. (C) 2009 Optical Society of America
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Version Comment:Automatic journal name synchronization
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für die Physik des Lichts
External Affiliations:[Stalmashonak, Andrei; Seifert, Gerhard; Unal, Ahmet Akin; Skrzypczak, Ulrich] Univ Halle Wittenberg, Inst Phys, D-06120 Halle, Germany.; [Podlipensky, Alexander] Max Planck Inst Sci Light, D-91058 Erlangen, Germany.; [Abdolvand, Amin] Univ Dundee, Div Elect Engn & Phys, Photon & Nanosci Grp, Dundee DD1 4HN, Scotland.; [Graener, Heinrich] Univ Hamburg, D-20146 Hamburg, Germany.
Identifiers:ISI:000270117200008 [ID No:1]
ISSN:0003-6935 [ID No:2]