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Ultrafast laser processing: new possibilities for photonic device production
Author(s): Stefan Nolte; Matthias Will; Jonas Burghoff; Andreas Tunnermann
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Paper Abstract

During the past years ultrashort pulse lasers have gained a lot of interest for the direct writing of photonic structures in transparent media. This technique allows to produce true three-dimensional optical structures and is applicable to many different glasses as well as to crystalline media. Although the mechanism responsible for the refractive index changes is still under discussion, various photonic structures, ranging from low loss optical waveguides to couplers, three-dimensional splitters and also active waveguides, have been realized. In this presentation, an overview of the recent advances in the ultrafast direct writing of photonic devices in different glasses as well as crystalline media will be given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 October 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5662, Fifth International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication, (8 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.596310
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Stefan Nolte, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Matthias Will, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Jonas Burghoff, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Andreas Tunnermann, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5662:
Fifth International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication
Isamu Miyamoto; Henry Helvajian; Kazuyoshi Itoh; Kojiro F. Kobayashi; Andreas Ostendorf; Koji Sugioka, Editor(s)

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