Laser-induced modification of glass-ceramics microstructure and applications

V. P. Veiko, Q. K. Kieu, N. V. Nikonorov, V. Ya Shur, A. Luches, S. Rho

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The laser-induced modifications in two kinds of glass-ceramics (GCs) with composition TiO 2 -SiO 2 (Sitall ST-50) and Li 2 O-SiO 2 (Fotoform) were investigated for fabricating optical elements. The laser-induced change of refractive index and surface relief constituted the first step of this task. The second stage was a chemical processing including ion exchange (Li ↔ Na, K, Rb, for "Fotoform" GCs) and etching of irradiated and non-irradiated areas. As a result of the above-mentioned processes, mini- and micro-optical components based on two GCs have been fabricated: lenses and lens arrays, waveguides and other waveguiding components, diffractive gratings, etc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-237
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Surface Science
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - Jul 30 2005


  • Crystallization
  • Glass ceramics
  • Laser amorphization
  • Local heating
  • Micro-optics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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