Andrei Stalmashonak

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The interaction of C60 fullerenes with 765-797 nm laser pulses as short as 9 fs at intensities of up to 3.7 x 10(14) W cm(-2) is investigated with photoion spectroscopy. The excitation time thus addressed lies well below the characteristic time scales for electron-electron and electron-phonon couplings. Thus, energy deposition into the system is separated(More)
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(More)
Bimetallic, initially spherical Ag/Au nanoparticles in glass prepared by ion implantation have been irradiated with intense femtosecond laser pulses at intensities still below the damage threshold of the material surface. This high-intensity laser processing produces dichroism in the irradiated region, which can be assigned to the observed anisotropic(More)
The 3D shape of Ag nanoparticles in glass irradiated by fs laser pulses is investigated by optical spectroscopy. It is shown that in general spheroids are produced with their symmetry axis oriented along the direction of the linear laser polarization. Depending on the actual irradiation conditions, oblate or prolate spheroids are obtained. The halo of small(More)
A system for the course control and spatial stabilization of the output beam of a femtosecond laser system is realized. An accuracy of 0.5 microrad is achieved long term in a laboratory environment for a beam with an initially daily deviation of more than 40 microrad. The application and importance of the method is illustrated for laser pulse shortening in(More)
Femtosecond laser pulses tailored with closed-loop, optimal control feedback were used to excite oscillations in C60 with large amplitude by coherent heating of nuclear motion. A characteristic pulse sequence results in significant enhancement of C2 evaporation, a typical energy loss channel of vibrationally hot C60. The separation between subsequent pulses(More)
By irradiating spherical metal nanoparticles embedded in glass with several hundred ultrashort laser pulses at peak intensities of 0.2-1.5 TWcm(2), dichroic microstructures can be written in these nanocomposite materials. The underlying mechanism is transformation of the nanoparticles to prolate shapes. Using a single wavelength, the maximum aspect ratio(More)
Four widely used electromagnetic field solvers are applied to the problem of scattering by a spherical or spheroidal silver nanoparticle in glass. The solvers are tested in a frequency range where the imaginary part of the scatterer refractive index is relatively large. The scattering efficiencies and near-field results obtained by the different methods are(More)
Spherical silver nanoparticles (NPs) of 30 nm diameter embedded in soda-lime glass were uniformly reshaped (elongated) after irradiation by a linearly polarised 250 fs pulsed laser operating within the NPs' surface plasmon resonance band. We observed second harmonic generation (SHG) and multiphoton-absorption-induced luminescence (MAIL) in the embedded(More)
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