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31 March 1997 Processing applications with the 157-nm fluorine excimer laser
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Excimer-laser processing techniques can be extended to a broader and more diverse range of materials by moving to vacuum-ultraviolet laser source such as the molecular fluorine laser. The 157-nm output wavelength takes advantage of the high opacity in most materials and a short pulse duration to minimize thermal loading of target surfaces. The laser readily drives photochemical interactions and affords patterning of approximately 0.1-micrometers features. In this paper, we summarize the recent progress in our laboratory on applying these principles to the development of F2 laser applications. Examples include micromachining of high- bandgap optical materials, fabricating rib waveguides, growing debris-free silica films, driving photosensitivity responses in optical fibers, photochemical processing of III-V semiconductors, and writing fine-feature holographic structures.
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Peter R. Herman, Keith R. Beckley, Brian C. Jackson, Kou Kurosawa, David Moore, Takayuki Yamanishi, and Jianhao Yang "Processing applications with the 157-nm fluorine excimer laser", Proc. SPIE 2992, Excimer Lasers, Optics, and Applications, (31 March 1997);

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