Nonlinear optical mechanism of forming periodical nanostructures in large bandgap dielectrics
1 Max Born Institute Nonlinear Optics and Short-Pulse Spectroscopy, Max-Born-Strasse 2a, D-12489, Berlin Germany
2 School of Physical Sciences, National Centre for Plasma Science and Technology, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
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Nonlinear excitation mechanisms of plasmons and their influence on femtosecond-laser induced sub-wavelength ripple generation on dielectric and semiconducting transparent materials are discussed. The agreement of theoretical and experimental data indicates the relevance of the model.
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