Magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJs) with ferromagnetic electrodes possessing a perpendicular magnetic easy axis are of great interest as they have a potential for realizing next-generation high-density non-volatile memory and logic chips with high thermal stability and low critical current for current-induced magnetization switching. To attain perpendicular… (More)
Direct three-dimensional laser writing of amorphous waveguides inside glass has been studied intensely as an attractive route for fabricating photonic integrated circuits. However, achieving essential nonlinear-optic functionality in such devices will also require the ability to create high-quality single-crystal waveguides. Femtosecond laser irradiation is… (More)
Evidence of the first order phase transition associated with self-assembled nanostructures formation during ultrafast laser writing in silica glass is demonstrated. Supercooled state of laser damage is observed using pulses with tilted intensity front.
Diamond is a promising platform for sensing and quantum processing owing to the remarkable properties of the nitrogen-vacancy (NV) impurity. The electrons of the NV center, largely localized at the vacancy site, combine to form a spin triplet, which can be polarized with 532 nm laser light, even at room temperature. The NV's states are isolated from… (More)
The nanostructure induced by the direct-writing of femtosecond-laser pulses can open a new opportunity to develop avant-garde devices such as a 5D optical storage, polarization imaging sensor, thermoelectric conversion elements.
Form-birefringent nanostructure composed of the self-organized oxygen defects can be created by light pulses with a width of 70 fs. Such rewritable and directionally controllable nanostructures have evolved by lowering threshold for defect formation.
Femtosecond laser writing in glass is controlled by the polarization plane azimuth and intensity front tilt of light pulse. Polarization dependent distribution of extraordinary modifications along the light propagation direction is observed.