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Manufacturing by laser direct-write of three-dimensional devices containing optical and microfluidic networks
Author(s): Ali A. Said; Mark Dugan; Philippe Bado; Yves Bellouard; Andrew Scott; Jose R. Mabesa Jr.
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Paper Abstract

The index of refraction of most glasses can be permanently changed by exposure to femtosecond laser pulses. This effect allows for the fabrication of various two-dimensional or three-dimensional light guiding structures. Passive and active optical devices have been manufactured using this femtosecond direct-write technique. A closely related technique has recently been demonstrated to manufacture three-dimensional microfluidic networks. We describe recent work at Translume and RPI in femtosecond direct write to produce devices which incorporate on a single glass chip optical network with microfluidic network.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 July 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5339, Photon Processing in Microelectronics and Photonics III, (15 July 2004);
Show Author Affiliations
Ali A. Said, Translume, Inc. (United States)
Mark Dugan, Translume, Inc. (United States)
Philippe Bado, Translume, Inc. (United States)
Yves Bellouard, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (United States)
Andrew Scott, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Research Development and Engineering Ctr. (United States)
Jose R. Mabesa Jr., U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Research Development and Engineering Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5339:
Photon Processing in Microelectronics and Photonics III
Jan J. Dubowski; Peter R. Herman; Friedrich G. Bachmann; Willem Hoving; Jim Fieret; David B. Geohegan; Frank Träger; Kunihiko Washio; Alberto Pique; Xianfan Xu; Tatsuo Okada, Editor(s)

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