Anomalous anisotropic deformations of As2S3 flakes induced by linearly-polarized bandgap illumination

K. Tanaka, A. Saitoh, N. Terakado

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Semi-free As2S3 flakes undergo visible-scale anisotropic deformations when exposed to linearly-polarized bandgap illumination. We investigate the behavior and also those in amorphous Se, GeS2, AgAsS2, and crystalline As2S3. These results suggest that the deformation occurs through photo-induced birefringence, photo-induced fluidity, and optical force.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1828-1831
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Issue number37-42
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Oct 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Chalcogenides
  • Laser-matter interactions
  • Photoinduced effects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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