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ISSN: 1023-5086


ISSN: 1023-5086

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Opticheskii Zhurnal

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DOI: 10.17586/1023-5086-2024-91-03-52-61

УДК: 544.032.65

New laser-based method for structural coloring the glasses

For Russian citation (Opticheskii Zhurnal):

Авилова Е.А., Домакова В.А., Рамос Веласкес А., Синев Д.А. Новый лазерный метод создания структурного цвета на стеклах // Оптический журнал. 2024. Т. 91. № 3. С. 52–61.


Avilova Е.А., Domakova V.A., Ramos Velazquez А., Sinev D.A. New laser-based method for structural coloring the glasses [in Russian] // Opticheskii Zhurnal. 2024. V. 91. № 3. P. 52–61.


For citation (Journal of Optical Technology):

Subject of study. Method for color laser marking of glasses based on combination of laser-induced backward transfer with laser-induced periodic surface structures formation. Aim of study. Development of a two-step method for creating marks such as rainbow holograms on the optically transparent material surface by the laser-induced backward transfer of metal coatings method, followed by re-irradiation of the deposited film in modes of formation of laser-induced surface periodic structures using one technological laser system. Method is based on laser-induced ablation of the donor titanium target in contact with acceptor glass, with subsequent lasing the transferred coating until laser-induced periodic surface structures creation. Recording is implemented using a single commercially-grade setup consisting of ns Yb-fiber laser source, 2D scanning system, and F-theta lens. Main results. The new laser-induced periodic surface structures method for creation of rainbow hologram-like signs was developed for marking the substrates transparent in the visible and near infrared bandwidths. The patterns formed show a consistent period of 0.73 ± 0.04 µm and exhibit diffraction grating properties, yielding with structural colors when illuminated by white light. Practical significance. The developed method can be used for security labeling the products made from glass and other transparent materials.


laser-induced periodic surface structures, laser-induced backward transfer, color laser marking, structural colors


this work was supported by the Russian Science Foundation, project № 21-79-10241. The investigation of the structure by means of EDX/SEM was carried out at the IRC for Nanotechnology of the Science Park of Saint-Petersburg State University within the framework of project № АААА-А19-119091190094

OCIS codes: 090.5640, 140.3390


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