Investigation of ultrafast laser-photonic material interactions: Challenges for directly written glass photonics


Currently, direct-write waveguide fabrication is probably the most widely studied application of femtosecond laser micromachining in transparent dielectrics. Devices such as buried waveguides, power splitters, couplers, gratings, and optical amplifiers have all been demonstrated. Waveguide properties depend critically on the sample material properties and writing laser characteristics. In this paper, we discuss the challenges facing researchers using the femtosecond laser direct-write technique with specific emphasis being placed on the suitability of fused silica and phosphate glass as device hosts for different applications.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: glass,lasers,light amplifiers,optical waveguides,optoelectronic devices pulsed laser applications,silica,ultrashort pulses,waveguides,laser machining,laser materials processing applications,optical glass,ultrafast optics,Electrical and Electronic Engineering,Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
Publication ISSN: 1077-260X
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2024 07:08
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2019 17:49
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Published Date: 2008-07-25
Authors: Ams, Martin
Marshall, Graham D.
Dekker, Peter
Dubov, Mykhaylo (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-6764-683X)
Mezentsev, Vladimir (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-8415-1767)
Bennion, Ian
Withford, Michael J.


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