Laser manipulation of iron for nanofabrication

Myszkiewicz, G.; Hohlfeld, J.; Toonen, A. J.; Van Etteger, A. F.; Shklyarevskii, O. I.; Meerts, W. L.; Rasing, Th.; Jurdik, E.
October 2004
Applied Physics Letters;10/25/2004, Vol. 85 Issue 17, p3842
Academic Journal
We fabricate iron nanolines by depositing an atomic beam of iron through a far-off resonant laser standing wave (SW) onto a glass-ceramic substrate. The laser SW is tuned 200 MHz above the 5D4→5F5o56Fe transition at a vacuum wavelength of 372.099 nm. The resulting nanolines exhibit a period of 186 nm, a height above the background of 8 nm and a full width at half maximum of 95 nm. These nanostructures cover a surface area of ≃1.6×0.4 mm2, corresponding to ≃8600 iron lines with a length of ≃400 μm.


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