On the reversibility of laser-induced phase-structure modification of glass-ceramics

V. P. Veiko, Q. K. Kieu, N. V. Nikonorov, P. A. Skiba

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The possibility of reversible structure modification of two glass-ceramics (photosensitive and in-photosensitive) under CO2 -laser action has been experimentally demonstrated. The virgin glass is converted in to glass-ceramics with use of spontaneous crystallization or photo-thermo-induced one and then under the laser irradiation the glass-ceramics are converted into initial glass state. The rates of such structural modification under laser heating are about 102 - 103 times higher than under conventional heating in a furnace. The laser technology of structural modification of glass- ceramics is very attractive for development and fabrication of new optical components and devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-154
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Laser Micro Nanoengineering
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 1 2006


  • Amorphization
  • Crystallization
  • Glass-ceramics
  • Heating-cooling rates
  • Laser-induced process
  • Optical transparency
  • Photosensitive glass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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