Nanofabrication with Pulsed Lasers
1 Lasers, Plasmas et Procédés Photoniques (LP3, UMR 6182 CNRS), Université de la Méditerranée, Campus de Luminy-case 917, 13288, Marseille Cedex 9, France
2 Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie des Matériaux Luminescents, LPCML (UMR 5620 CNRS), Domaine Scientifique de la Doua, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, 10 rue Ada Byron, 69622, Villeurbanne, France
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Nanoscale Research Letters 2010, 5:454-463 doi:10.1007/s11671-010-9543-zPublished: 24 February 2010
An overview of pulsed laser-assisted methods for nanofabrication, which are currently developed in our Institute (LP3), is presented. The methods compass a variety of possibilities for material nanostructuring offered by laser–matter interactions and imply either the nanostructuring of the laser-illuminated surface itself, as in cases of direct laser ablation or laser plasma-assisted treatment of semiconductors to form light-absorbing and light-emitting nano-architectures, as well as periodic nanoarrays, or laser-assisted production of nanoclusters and their controlled growth in gaseous or liquid medium to form nanostructured films or colloidal nanoparticles. Nanomaterials synthesized by laser-assisted methods have a variety of unique properties, not reproducible by any other route, and are of importance for photovoltaics, optoelectronics, biological sensing, imaging and therapeutics.