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Implementation and application of LIFT with femtosecond laser in glasses of high optical nonlinearities

Grant number: 15/17058-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2016
Effective date (End): May 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Condensed Matter Physics
Principal Investigator:Cleber Renato Mendonça
Grantee:Juliana Mara Pinto de Almeida
Host Institution: Instituto de Física de São Carlos (IFSC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:11/12399-0 - Femtosecond pulses applied to nonlinear optics: spectroscopy, pulse shaping and microfabrication, AP.TEM


This research project focuses on the use of Laser Induced Forward Transfer (LIFT) in amorphous materials of high optical nonlinearities. Traditionally, LIFT has been employed in metals and some polymers aiming applications in microelectronics. The utilization of this technique for vitreous systems is interesting for the development of photonic devices, especially those involving nonlinear optical processes. An important point of the project is that the LIFT will be used with femtosecond laser, which allows 1) to increase the resolution of the deposited structures due to multiphoton absorption effect and 2) to maintain the properties of the source material by minimizing thermal effects. Fs-LIFT is an important alternative for femtosecond laser micromachining due to the versatility of materials that can be investigated and the capability to produce devices on the nanometer scale.

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Scientific publications (10)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
ALMEIDA, JULIANA M. P.; ONCEBAY, CHARLIE; SIQUEIRA, JONATHAS P.; MUNIZ, SERGIO R.; DE BONI, LEONARDO; MENDONCA, CLEBER R.. Nonlinear optical spectrum of diamond at femtosecond regime. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 7, . (11/12399-0, 13/07276-1, 16/20886-1, 15/17058-7)
ALMEIDA, J. M. P.; BARBANO, E. C.; ARNOLD, C. B.; MISOGUTI, L.; MENDONCA, C. R.. Nonlinear optical waveguides in As2S3-Ag2S chalcogenide glass thin films. OPTICAL MATERIALS EXPRESS, v. 7, n. 1, p. 93-99, . (11/12399-0, 13/05350-0, 15/17058-7)
SANTOS, S. N. C.; ALMEIDA, J. M. P.; PAULA, K. T.; TOMAZIO, N. B.; MASTELARO, V. R.; MENDONCA, C. R.. Characterization of the third-order optical nonlinearity spectrum of barium borate glasses. Optical Materials, v. 73, p. 16-19, . (11/12399-0, 15/17058-7)
AVILA, ORIANA I.; ALMEIDA, JULIANA M. P.; HENRIQUE, FRANCIELE R.; FONSECA, RUBEN D.; ALMEIDA, GUSTAVO F. B.; BALOGH, DEBORA T.; MENDONCA, CLEBER R.. Femtosecond-laser direct writing for spatially localized synthesis of PPV. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY C, v. 5, n. 14, . (15/22392-3, 13/20884-0, 11/12399-0, 15/17058-7)
ALMEIDA, JULIANA M. P.; AVILA, ORIANA I.; ANDRADE, MARCELO B.; STEFANELO, JOSIANI C.; OTUKA, ADRIANO J. G.; PAULA, KELLY T.; BALOGH, DEBORA T.; MENDONCA, CLEBER R.. Micropatterning of poly(p-phenylene vinylene) by femtosecond laser induced forward transfer. Polymer International, v. 68, n. 1, p. 160-163, . (15/17058-7, 11/12399-0)
ALMEIDA, GUSTAVO F. B.; MARTINS, RENATO J.; SIQUEIRA, JONATHAS P.; ALMEIDA, JULIANA M. P.; RODRIGUES, JR., JOSE J.; MENDONCA, CLEBER R.. Nonlinear optical waveguides inscribed by fs-laser in organic crystal for broadband second harmonic generation of UV pulses. Optical Materials, v. 83, p. 229-232, . (15/17058-7, 11/12399-0)
SANTOS, S. N. C.; ALMEIDA, J. M. P.; ALMEIDA, G. F. B.; MASTELARO, V. R.; MENDONCA, C. R.. Fabrication of waveguides by fs-laser micromachining in Dy3+/Eu3+ doped barium borate glass with broad emission in the visible spectrum. Optics Communications, v. 427, p. 33-36, . (15/17058-7)
ALMEIDA, J. M. P.; ALMEIDA, G. F. B.; HERNANDES, A. C.; MENDONCA, C. R.. Architecture of lead oxide microcrystals in glass: a laser and etching based method. CrystEngComm, v. 18, n. 31, p. 5959-5964, . (15/17058-7, 11/21434-3)
ALMEIDA, GUSTAVO F. B.; ALMEIDA, JULIANA M. P.; MARTINS, RENATO J.; DE BONI, LEONARDO; ARNOLD, CRAIG B.; MENDONCA, CLEBER R.. Third-order optical nonlinearities in bulk and fs-laser inscribed waveguides in strengthened alkali aluminosilcate glass. Laser Physics, v. 28, n. 1, . (11/12399-0, 15/17058-7)
ONCEBAY, CHARLIE; ALMEIDA, JULIANA M. P.; ALMEIDA, GUSTAVO F. B.; MUNIZ, SERGIO R.; MENDONCA, CLEBER R.. Localized nitrogen-vacancy centers generated by low-repetition rate fs-laser pulses. DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, v. 130, p. 6-pg., . (18/11283-7, 19/27471-0, 09/54035-4, 15/17058-7, 13/07276-1)

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