Special Issue "Laser-Induced Crystallization"

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Inorganic Crystalline Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Bertrand Poumellec
Guest Editor
Institut de Chimie Moléculaire et, des Matériaux d’Orsay, Université Paris-Saclay, bât.410, 91405 Orsay, France
Interests: materials science in glasses, structural defects in glasses; Laser induced material property change; material optical properties changes; Laser induced chemical migration or valence change or luminescence; Non Photochemical Laser Induced transformation including crystallization; Self-organized nanostructure; optical materials; direct laser writing, DLW; ultrafast IR laser or UV ns laser; optical design; Photonics; Integrated optics; Optical fibers; Volume laser machining; Bragg gratings; nano gratings; Optical devices
Prof. Dr. Vladimir Sigaev
Guest Editor
Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology, Department of Glass and Glass-Ceramics, Miusskaya pl. 9, Moscow 125047, Russia
Interests: Physics; Chemistry and Technology of Glasses and Glass Ceramics; Glass Structure by Neutron and X-rays Diffraction; Small-angle Neutron and X-rays Scattering; Optical Glasses; Functional Glass Ceramics; Nanostructured Glasses and Nano-Composites; Second- and Third-Order Optical Non-linearity in Glasses; Direct laser writing in glasses; Space-selective laser-induced crystallization of glasses; Glass-based optical data storage

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The laser is a formidable tool for materials science. Lasers are monochromatic and can have a large intensity that can be focused at the ultimate limit, thus making them especially suited to direct laser writing. Furthermore, the femtosecond laser (a laser with pulses of ten to hundreds of 1015 s) is a new laser that became possible thanks to the invention of amplification by Prof. Gérard Amouroux and Donna Strickland (Nobel Prize 2018) Its pulses are so energetic that it is possible to interact with any material, even those that are transparent, such as window glass. The possibilities for lasers in materials science are numerous. Some are already in use in industries for surface machining and shaping materials. Others are well on the way to being used for designing at the micron-scale refractive index (optical waveguides) and birefringence in transparent glasses, while other properties are also being studied. This opens new possibilities in integrated or free optics, rendering possible new applications towards the elaboration of optical devices by optics for optical use and for a safe future.

Here, We invite researchers to contribute to the Special Issue on “Laser-Induced Crystallization”, which will serve as a unique multidisciplinary forum for covering broad aspects of the science of crystallization processes in solids or liquids and minerals or organic compounds, the effects of specially designed new beams such as the vortex beam, and applications involving the design of new properties in a substrate for optical applications.

Prof. Dr. Bertrand Poumellec
Prof. Dr. Vladimir Sigaev
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • laser
  • direct laser writing (DLW)
  • crystallization
  • materials science
  • ultrafast laser
  • optical design
  • non-photochemical laser-induced nucleation (NPLIN)
  • optical materials
  • photonics
  • integrated optics

Published Papers

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