The formation of a monocrystalline silicon needle by picosecond optical vortex pulse illumination was demonstrated for the first time in this study. The dynamics of this silicon needle formation was further revealed by employing an ultrahigh-speed camera. The melted silicon was collected through picosecond pulse deposition to the dark core of the optical… (More)
We for the first time demonstrated a chiral mono-crystalline cone-shaped silicon structure (chiral Si nano-cone). It was fabricated on a nano-scale by transferring the optical angular momentum of optical vortex to a mono-crystalline Si substrate.