Imaging of laser-induced reactions of individual defect nanoclusters

S. G. Demos, M. Staggs, J. J. De Yoreo, H. B. Radousky

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The response of individual defect nanoclusters located in the bulk of a dielectric material following exposure to 355-nm, 3-ns high-power laser irradiation is investigated by use of microscopic fluorescence imaging. Experiments were carried out on KH2PO4 crystals. We provide direct imaging of the reaction to an external stimulus of individual defect clusters and demonstrate a novel method of studying the dynamic behavior of bulk defects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1975-1977
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number24
StatePublished - Dec 15 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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