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Laser grown photonic structures
Author(s): Nikos A. Vainos
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Paper Abstract

High intensity laser pulses offer key means for the growth of novel photonic structures exhibiting passive, but also active optical functionalities. New materials and complex structures are developed by pulsed laser deposition by utilizing the highly energetic multi-component laser plasma. Additionally, reactive sputtering methods and the flexible control of growth conditions offer the potential to tune the materials structure on growth, thus yielding unique properties in the finally produced device. Purely epitaxial thin film waveguides for laser sources and nanocomposite thin layer and composite multi-layer structures for dynamic hologram recording and physicochemical sensing have been demonstrated. Spatially selective and precise laser ablation offers unique opportunities and opens up new avenues for surface processing and microfabrication commencing with the realization of surface etched and, especially, printed passive and active diffractive micro- and potentially nano-structures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5581, ROMOPTO 2003: Seventh Conference on Optics, (21 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.582779
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Nikos A. Vainos, National Hellenic Research Foundation (Greece)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5581:
ROMOPTO 2003: Seventh Conference on Optics
Valentin I. Vlad, Editor(s)

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