Cheng Hung Chu

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Amorphous thin films of Ge(2)Sb(2)Te(5), sputter-deposited on a ZnS-SiO(2) dielectric layer, are investigated for the purpose of understanding the structural phase-transitions that occur under the influence of tightly-focused laser beams. Selective chemical etching of recorded marks in conjunction with optical, atomic force, and electron microscopy as well(More)
Applications of surface plasmon polaritons [ 1 ] (SPP) have been extensively developed in the fi eld of optoelectronics, such as plasmonic circuitry (e.g., waveguides, interferometric logic, and modulators), [ 2 ] nanolasers, [ 3 ] ultrahigh-effi ciency sensors, [ 4 ] photovoltaics, [ 5 ] super-resolution imaging, [ 6 ] and various two-dimensional plasmonic(More)
Using femtosecond laser-induced forward transfer techniques we have fabricated gold dots and nanoparticles on glass substrates, as well as nanobumps on gold thin film. The surface morphologies of these structures with different laser fluences and film thicknesses are investigated. We also study the focusing and defocusing properties of the nanofence-an(More)
Using a femtosecond laser, we have transformed the laser-direct-writing technique into a highly efficient method that can process AgO(x) thin films into Ag nanostructures at a fast scanning rate of 2000 μm(2)/min. The processed AgO(x) thin films exhibit broad-band enhancement of optical absorption and effectively function as active SERS substrates. Probing(More)
Femtosecond laser pulses are focused on a thin film of Ge2Sb2Te5 phase-change material, and the transfer of the illuminated material to a nearby substrate is investigated. The size, shape, and phase-state of the fabricated pattern can be effectively controlled by the laser fluence and by the thickness of the Ge2Sb2Te5 film. Results show multi-level(More)
Amorphous thin films of Ge(2)Sb(2)Te(5), sputter-deposited on a thin-film gold electrode, are investigated for the purpose of understanding the local electrical conductivity of recorded marks under the influence of focused laser beam. Being amorphous, the as-deposited chalcogenide films have negligible electrical conductivity. With the aid of a focused(More)
Phase-change material Ge2Sb2Te5 rings with nanometer-scale thickness have been fabricated using the photo-thermal effect of a focused laser beam followed by differential chemical etching. Laser irradiation conditions and etching process parameters are varied to control the geometric characteristics of the rings. We demonstrate the possibility of arranging(More)
The refraction index n and extinguished coefficient k of materials can be calculated from their reflection and transmittance measurements with varied wavelengths. The organic and inorganic materials used for optical recording medium materials are examined. The organic dyes show that significant optical constants vary with the laser wavelength, in comparison(More)
Split-ring resonator (SRR), a kind of building block for metamaterial unit cell, has attracted wide attentions due to the resonance excitation of electric and magnetic dipolar response. Here, different from prior published lectures, fundamental plasmon properties and potential applications in novel three dimensional vertical split-ring resonators (VSRRs)(More)