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Fabrication of photonic devices with femtosecond laser pulses
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Paper Abstract

When femtosecond laser pulses are focused inside the bulk of transparent materials, the intensity in the focal volume becomes high enough to produce permanent structural modifications. This technique has been applied to fabricate three-dimensional photonic structures such as optical memory, waveguides, gratings, and couplers inside a wide variety of transparent materials. In this paper, we review fabrication of photonic elements in glasses with femtosecond laser pulses, including fabrication of waveguides, couplers, volume gratings, zone plates, holographic memory, and micro channels.

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Date Published: 1 June 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5340, Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast Lasers IV, (1 June 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.527884
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Wataru Watanabe, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Kazuyoshi Itoh, Osaka Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5340:
Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast Lasers IV
Joseph Neev; Christopher B. Schaffer; Andreas Ostendorf, Editor(s)

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