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Flexible glass flat-fibre chips and femtosecond laser inscription as enabling technologies for photonic devices
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Paper Abstract

The potential of a new class of multifunctional photonic circuits is demonstrated by femtosecond laser micro-machining and inscription of micro-optical structures, such as ring and disk resonators, Mach-Zehnder interferometers, and microfluidic devices, in a flexible flat-fibre chip. Additional filling of surface channels with functional materials is employed towards sensing applications. Furthermore, direct write femtosecond-laser inscribed Bragg gratings were written in the Ge-doped core of flat-fibre enabling a number of relevant applications. The flat-fibre platform offers a unique degree of freedom by allowing surface and sub-surface devices to be integrated onto an a single optical chip with the potential for straightforward incorporation into integrated photonic circuits or optofluidic devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8982, Optical Components and Materials XI, 89820G (7 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2039643
Show Author Affiliations
Christos Riziotis, National Hellenic Research Foundation (Greece)
Kyriacos Kalli, Cyprus Univ. of Technology (Cyprus)
Christos Markos, National Hellenic Research Foundation (Greece)
Andreas Posporis, Cyprus Univ. of Technology (Cyprus)
Charalambos Koutsides, Cyprus Univ. of Technology (Cyprus)
Andrew S. Webb, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Christopher Holmes, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
James C. Gates, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Jayanta K. Sahu, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Peter G. R. Smith, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8982:
Optical Components and Materials XI
Michel J. F. Digonnet; Shibin Jiang, Editor(s)

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