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One-step photoembossing for submicrometer surface relief structures in liquid crystal semiconductors (2010)
Journal Article
Liedtke, A., Lei, C., O’Neill, M., Dyer, P. E., Kitney, S. P., & Kelly, S. M. (2010). One-step photoembossing for submicrometer surface relief structures in liquid crystal semiconductors. ACS Nano, 4(6), 3248-3253. doi:10.1021/nn100012g

We report a new single-step method to directly imprint nanometer-scale structures on photoreactive organic semiconductors. A surface relief grating is spontaneously formed when a light-emitting, liquid crystalline, and semiconducting thin film is irr... Read More

Interference effects in 157 nm laser ablated cones in polycarbonate and application to spatial coherence measurement (2009)
Journal Article
Dyer, P. E., Walton, C. D., & Zakaria, R. (2009). Interference effects in 157 nm laser ablated cones in polycarbonate and application to spatial coherence measurement. Applied physics. A, Materials science & processing, 95(2), 319-323. doi:10.1007/s00339-009-5102-9

Conical structures formed in 157 nm laser-ablated polycarbonate exhibit a well-defined fringe structure with a period of a few 100 nm surrounding the cone base. Experiments and modelling studies of the interference produced by these micro-conical mir... Read More

Inscription of fibre Bragg gratings in non-sensitised fibres using VUV F2 laser radiation (2008)
Journal Article
Dyer, P. E., Johnson, A. M., & Walton, C. D. (2008). Inscription of fibre Bragg gratings in non-sensitised fibres using VUV F2 laser radiation. Optics express, 16(23), 19297-19303. doi:10.1364/OE.16.019297

We report the inscription of fibre Bragg gratings in non-sensitised SMF 28 and HI 980 fibre by exposure to VUV F2 laser radiation at 157nm. The modulated effective refractive index change Δneff deduced from the shift in the grating reflection peaks w... Read More

Ionization in vacuum ultraviolet F2 laser ablated polymer plumes (2007)
Journal Article
Dyer, P. E., Pervolaraki, M., Walton, C. D., Lippert, T., Kuhnke, M., & Wokaun, A. (2008). Ionization in vacuum ultraviolet F2 laser ablated polymer plumes. Applied physics. A, Materials science & processing, 90(3), 403-409. doi:10.1007/s00339-007-4341-x

An experimental investigation of ion generation in the 157-nm vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) F-2 laser ablation of three selected polymers - glycidyl azide polymer (GAP), a triazene polymer (TP6) and polyimide - is described. An ion collector probe is used... Read More