• Chinese Optics Letters
  • Vol. 20, Issue 3, 030501 (2022)
Jie Zhang1, Dezhi Tan2、*, Kaiqiang Cao3, Tianqing Jia3, and Jianrong Qiu1、4、**
Author Affiliations
  • 1State Key Laboratory of Modern Optical Instrumentation, College of Optical Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
  • 2Zhejiang Lab, Hangzhou 311100, China
  • 3State Key Laboratory of Precision Spectroscopy, School of Physics and Electronic Science, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200241, China
  • 4CAS Center for Excellence in Ultra-Intense Laser Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800, China
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    DOI: 10.3788/COL202220.030501 Cite this Article
    Jie Zhang, Dezhi Tan, Kaiqiang Cao, Tianqing Jia, Jianrong Qiu. Large area patterning of ultra-high thermal-stable structural colors in transparent solids[J]. Chinese Optics Letters, 2022, 20(3): 030501 Copy Citation Text show less

    Abstract

    Printing stable color with a lithography-free and environment-friendly technique is in high demand for applications. We report a facile strategy of ultrafast laser direct writing (ULDW) to produce large-scale embedded structural colors inside transparent solids. The diffraction effect of gratings enables effective generation of structural colors across the entire visible spectrum. The structural colors inside the fused silica glass have been demonstrated to exhibit excellent thermal stability under high temperature up to 1200°C, which promises that the written information can be stable for long time even with unlimited lifetime at room temperature. The structural colors in the applications of coloring, anti-counterfeiting, and information storage are also demonstrated. Our studies indicate that the presented ULDW allows for fabricating large-scale and high thermal-stability structural colors with prospects of three-dimensional patterning, which will find various applications, especially under harsh conditions such as high temperature.
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    Jie Zhang, Dezhi Tan, Kaiqiang Cao, Tianqing Jia, Jianrong Qiu. Large area patterning of ultra-high thermal-stable structural colors in transparent solids[J]. Chinese Optics Letters, 2022, 20(3): 030501
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