Publications in journals


A detailed list of publications with link to download the full text can be found here. The Galatea Lab @ EPFL was established in January 2015. 


S. I. Nazir; Y. Bellouard : A Monolithic Gimbal Micro-Mirror Fabricated and Remotely Tuned with a Femtosecond Laser; Micromachines. 2019-09-01. DOI : 10.3390/mi10090611.
P. Vlugter; E. Block; Y. Bellouard : Local tuning of fused silica thermal expansion coefficient using femtosecond laser; Physical Review Materials. 2019-05-10. DOI : 10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.3.053802.


E. Kissi; Y. Bellouard : Self-organized nanostructures forming under high-repetition rate femtosecond laser bulk-heating of fused silica; Optics Express. 2018. DOI : 10.1364/OE.26.014024.
A. Mouskeftaras; Y. Bellouard : Effect of the Combination of Femtosecond Laser Pulses Exposure on the Etching Rate of Fused Silica in Hydrofluoric Acid; JOURNAL OF LASER MICRO NANOENGINEERING. 2018. DOI : 10.2961/jlmn.2018.01.0006.
C. Athanasiou; Y. Bellouard : A Monolithic Micro-Tensile Tester for Investigating Silicon Dioxide Polymorph Micromechanics, Fabricated and Operated Using a Femtosecond Laser; MICROMACHINES. 2018. DOI : 10.3390/mi9040164.


C. E. Athanasiou; M.-O. Hongler; Y. Bellouard : Unraveling Brittle-Fracture Statistics from Intermittent Patterns Formed During Femtosecond Laser Exposure; Physical Review Applied. 2017. DOI : 10.1103/PhysRevApplied.8.054013.
T. Tickunas; M. Perrenoud; S. Butkus; R. Gadonas; S. Rekstyte et al. : Combination of additive and subtractive laser 3D microprocessing in hybrid glass/polymer microsystems for chemical sensing applications; Optics Express. 2017. DOI : 10.1364/Oe.25.026280.
Y. Bellouard : Ultrafast Laser to Tailor Material Properties: An Enabling Tool in Advanced Three-dimensional Micromanufacturing; Chimia. 2017. DOI : 10.2533/chimia.2017.295.
T. Yang; Y. Bellouard : Laser-Induced Transition between Nonlinear and Linear Resonant Behaviors of a Micromechanical Oscillator; Physical Review Applied. 2017. DOI : 10.1103/PhysRevApplied.7.064002.
Y. Bellouard; E. Block; J. Squier; J. Gobet : Plasmon-less surface enhanced Raman spectra induced by self-organized networks of silica nanoparticles produced by femtosecond lasers; Optics Express. 2017. DOI : 10.1364/Oe.25.009587.


B. Mcmillen; C. Athanasiou; Y. Bellouard : Femtosecond laser direct-write waveplates based on stress-induced birefringence; Optics Express. 2016. DOI : 10.1364/Oe.24.027239.
Y. Bellouard; A. Champion; B. Mcmillen; S. Mukherjee; R. R. Thomson et al. : Stress-state manipulation in fused silica via femtosecond laser irradiation; Optica. 2016. DOI : 10.1364/Optica.3.001285.


C. J. De Jong; A. Lajevardipour; M. Gecevicius; M. Beresna; G. Gervinskas et al. : Deep-UV fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy; Photonics Research. 2015. DOI : 10.1364/Prj.3.000283.
T. Yang; Y. Bellouard : Monolithic transparent 3D dielectrophoretic micro-actuator fabricated by femtosecond laser; Journal Of Micromechanics And Microengineering. 2015. DOI : 10.1088/0960-1317/25/10/105009.
Y. Bellouard : Non-contact sub-nanometer optical repositioning using femtosecond lasers; Optics Express. 2015. DOI : 10.1364/Oe.23.029258.
S. Lardjane; M. A. P. Yazdi; N. Martin; C. Bellouard; N.-E. Fenineche et al. : Structural, electrical and magnetic characterization of in-situ crystallized ZnO:Co thin films synthesized by reactive magnetron sputtering; Materials Chemistry And Physics. 2015. DOI : 10.1016/j.matchemphys.2015.04.037.
Y. Liao; W. Pan; Y. Cui; L. Qiao; Y. Bellouard et al. : Formation of in-volume nanogratings with sub-100-nm periods in glass by femtosecond laser irradiation; Optics Letters. 2015. DOI : 10.1364/Ol.40.003623.
C. E. Athanasiou; Y. Bellouard : A Monolithic Micro-Tensile Tester for Investigating Silicon Dioxide Polymorph Micromechanics, Fabricated and Operated Using a Femtosecond Laser; Micromachines. 2015. DOI : 10.3390/mi6091365.
B. Mcmillen; Y. Bellouard : On the anisotropy of stress-distribution induced in glasses and crystals by non-ablative femtosecond laser exposure; Optics Express. 2015. DOI : 10.1364/OE.23.000086.
R. Drevinskas; M. Gecevičius; M. Beresna; Y. Bellouard; P. G. Kazansky : Tailored surface birefringence by femtosecond laser assisted wet etching; Optics Express. 2015. DOI : 10.1364/OE.23.001428.
Y. Liao; J. Ni; L. Qiao; M. Huang; Y. Bellouard et al. : High-fidelity visualization of formation of volume nanogratings in porous glass by femtosecond laser irradiation; Optica. 2015. DOI : 10.1364/OPTICA.2.000329.
J. Drs; T. Kishi; Y. Bellouard : Laser-assisted morphing of complex three dimensional objects; Optics Express. 2015. DOI : 10.1364/OE.23.017355.
N. Groothoff; M.-O. Hongler; P. Kazansky; Y. Bellouard : Transition and self-healing process between chaotic and self-organized patterns observed during femtosecond laser writing; Optics Express. 2015. DOI : 10.1364/OE.23.016993.


Y. Van De Burgt; Y. Bellouard; R. Mandamparambil : Kinetics of laser-assisted carbon nanotube growth; Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 2014. DOI : 10.1039/c4cp00061g.
Y. V. D. Burgt; W. van Loon; R. Mandamparambil; Y. Bellouard : Miniaturized Reaction Chamber for Optimized Laser-Assisted Carbon Nanotube Growth; Journal of Laser Micro/Nanoengineering. 2014. DOI : 10.2961/jlmn.2014.02.0007.
G. G. Melpignano; A. Schaap; Y. Bellouard : Design and Fabrication of a Prototype Actuator for Fourier Transform Interferometry; Progress in Optomechatronic Technologies. 2014. DOI : 10.1007/978-3-319-05711-8_10.
V. Tielen; Y. Bellouard : Three-Dimensional Glass Monolithic Micro-Flexure Fabricated by Femtosecond Laser Exposure and Chemical Etching; Micromachines. 2014. DOI : 10.3390/mi5030697.


C. Corbari; A. Champion; M. Gecevičius; M. Beresna; Y. Bellouard et al. : Femtosecond versus picosecond laser machining of nano-gratings and micro-channels in silica glass; Optics Express. 2013. DOI : 10.1364/OE.21.003946.
Y. Van De Burgt; A. Champion; Y. Bellouard : In-situ localized carbon nanotube growth inside partially sealed enclosures; AIP Advances. 2013. DOI : 10.1063/1.4821952.
A. Champion; M. Beresna; P. Kazansky; Y. Bellouard : Stress distribution around femtosecond laser affected zones: effect of nanogratings orientation; Optics Express. 2013. DOI : 10.1364/OE.21.024942.
A. Schaap; Y. Bellouard : Molding topologically-complex 3D polymer microstructures from femtosecond laser machined glass; Optical Materials Express. 2013. DOI : 10.1364/OME.3.001428.


Y. Van De Burgt; Y. Bellouard; R. Mandamparambil; M. Haluska; A. Dietzel : Closed-loop control of laser assisted chemical vapor deposition growth of carbon nanotubes; Journal of Applied Physics. 2012. DOI : 10.1063/1.4745874.
Y. Bellouard; A. Champion; B. Lenssen; M. Matteucci; A. Schaap et al. : The Femtoprint Project; Journal of Laser Micro/Nanoengineering. 2012. DOI : 10.2961/jlmn.2012.01.0001.
A. Champion; Y. Bellouard : Direct volume variation measurements in fused silica specimens exposed to femtosecond laser; Optical Materials Express. 2012. DOI : 10.1364/OME.2.000789.
A. Schaap; T. Rohrlack; Y. Bellouard : Lab on a chip technologies for algae detection: a review; Journal of Biophotonics. 2012. DOI : 10.1002/jbio.201200051.
A. Schaap; T. Rohrlack; Y. Bellouard : Optical classification of algae species with a glass lab-on-a-chip; Lab on a Chip. 2012. DOI : 10.1039/c2lc21091f.
B. Lenssen; Y. Bellouard : Optically transparent glass micro-actuator fabricated by femtosecond laser exposure and chemical etching; Applied Physics Letters. 2012. DOI : 10.1063/1.4750236.


Y. Bellouard : On the bending strength of fused silica flexures fabricated by ultrafast lasers [Invited]; Optical Materials Express. 2011. DOI : 10.1364/OME.1.000816.
A. Schaap; Y. Bellouard; T. Rohrlack : Optofluidic lab-on-a-chip for rapid algae population screening; Biomedical Optics Express. 2011. DOI : 10.1364/BOE.2.000658.
Y. Bellouard; M.-O. Hongler : Femtosecond-laser generation of self-organized bubble patterns in fused silica; Optics Express. 2011. DOI : 10.1364/OE.19.006807.


D. N. Vitek; E. Block; Y. Bellouard; D. E. Adams; S. Backus et al. : Spatio-temporally focused femtosecond laser pulses for nonreciprocal writing in optically transparent materials; Optics Express. 2010. DOI : 10.1364/OE.18.024673.
D. Tiwari; Y. Bellouard; A. Dietzel; M. Ren; E. Rubingh et al. : Dynamical Observation of Femtosecond-Laser-Induced Bubbles in Water Using a Single Laser Source for Probing and Sensing; Applied Physics Express. 2010. DOI : 10.1143/APEX.3.127101.
S. Rajesh; Y. Bellouard : Towards fast femtosecond laser micromachining of fused silica: The effect of deposited energy; Optics Express. 2010. DOI : 10.1364/OE.18.021490.
F. Madani-Grasset; Y. Bellouard : Femtosecond laser micromachining of fused silica molds; Optics Express. 2010. DOI : 10.1364/OE.18.021826.
T. Kniknie; Y. Bellouard; E. Homburg; H. Nijmeijer; X. Wang et al. : On the use of shape memory alloy thin films to tune the dynamic response of micro-cantilevers; Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. 2010. DOI : 10.1088/0960-1317/20/1/015039.
M. Haluška; Y. Bellouard; Y. Van De Burgt; A. Dietzel : In situ monitoring of single-wall carbon nanotube laser assisted growth; Nanotechnology. 2010. DOI : 10.1088/0957-4484/21/7/075602.


X. Wang; Y. Bellouard; Z. Xue; J. J. Vlassak : Thermal modeling of laser-annealing-induced crystallization of amorphous NiTi thin films; Applied Physics A. 2008. DOI : 10.1007/s00339-007-4331-z.
Y. Bellouard; E. Barthel; A. A. Said; M. Dugan; P. Bado : Scanning thermal microscopy and Raman analysis of bulk fused silica exposed to lowenergy femtosecond laser pulses; Optics Express. 2008. DOI : 10.1364/OE.16.019520.
M. Haluška; Y. Bellouard; A. Dietzel : Time dependent growth of vertically aligned carbon nanotube forest using a laser activated catalytical CVD method; physica status solidi (b). 2008. DOI : 10.1002/pssb.200879576.


Y. Bellouard; M. Dugan; A. A. Said; P. Bado : Thermal conductivity contrast measurement of fused silica exposed to low-energy femtosecond laser pulses; Applied Physics Letters. 2006. DOI : 10.1063/1.2363957.
Y. Bellouard; T. Colomb; C. Depeursinge; M. Dugan; A. A. Said et al. : Nanoindentation and birefringence measurements on fused silica specimen exposed to low-energy femtosecond pulses; Optics Express. 2006. DOI : 10.1364/OE.14.008360.


X. Wang; Y. Bellouard; J. Vlassak : Laser annealing of amorphous NiTi shape memory alloy thin films to locally induce shape memory properties; Acta Materialia. 2005. DOI : 10.1016/j.actamat.2005.07.022.
B. Potsaid; Y. Bellouard; J. T. Wen : Adaptive Scanning Optical Microscope (ASOM): A multidisciplinary optical microscope design for large field of view and high resolution imaging; Optics Express. 2005. DOI : 10.1364/OPEX.13.006504.
Y. Bellouard; A. A. Said; P. Bado : Integrating optics and micro-mechanics in a single substrate: a step toward monolithic integration in fused silica; Optics Express. 2005. DOI : 10.1364/OPEX.13.006635.


Y. Bellouard; A. Said; M. Dugan; P. Bado : Fabrication of high-aspect ratio, micro-fluidic channels and tunnels using femtosecond laser pulses and chemical etching; Optics Express. 2004. DOI : 10.1364/OPEX.12.002120.
Y. Bellouard; R. Clavel : Shape memory alloy flexures; Materials Science and Engineering: A. 2004. DOI : 10.1016/j.msea.2003.12.062.


R. Clavel; P. Helmer; S. Bottinelli; S. Henein; C. Schmitt et al. : Contribution aux concepts de « micro et nanofactory »; Nano et Micro Technologies. 2001.
R. Clavel; P. Helmer; S. Bottinelli; S. Henein; C. Schmitt et al. : Contribution to the Micro- and Nanofactory Concepts; Nano and Micro Technologies. 2001.


Y. Bellouard; T. Lehnert; J.-Bidaux; T. Sidler; R. Clavel et al. : Local annealing of complex mechanical devices: a new approach for developing monolithic micro-devices; Materials Science and Engineering: A. 1999. DOI : 10.1016/S0921-5093(99)00418-9.