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Applications of ultrafast laser direct writing: from polarization control to data storage
Author(s): A. Donko; T. Gertus; G. Brambilla; M. Beresna
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Paper Abstract

Ultrafast laser direct writing is a fascinating technology which emerged more than two decades from fundamental studies of material resistance to high-intensity optical fields. Its development saw the discovery of many puzzling phenomena and demonstration of useful applications. Today, ultrafast laser writing is seen as a technology with great potential and is rapidly entering the industrial environment. Whereas, less than 10 years ago, ultrafast lasers were still confined within the research labs. This talk will overview some of the unique features of ultrafast lasers and give examples of its applications in optical data storage, polarization control and optical fibers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 February 2018
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10520, Laser-based Micro- and Nanoprocessing XII, 105200N (19 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2291506
Show Author Affiliations
A. Donko, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
T. Gertus, Workshop of Photonics (Lithuania)
G. Brambilla, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
M. Beresna, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10520:
Laser-based Micro- and Nanoprocessing XII
Udo Klotzbach; Kunihiko Washio; Rainer Kling, Editor(s)

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