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Type: Journal article
Title: Ultrafast laser inscription in soft glasses: a comparative study of athermal and thermal processing regimes for guided wave optics
Author: Gross, S.
Ams, M.
Palmer, G.
Miese, C.
Williams, R.
Marshall, G.
Fuerbach, A.
Withford, M.
Lancaster, D.
Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H.
Citation: International Journal of Applied Glass Science, 2012; 3(4):332-348
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc
Issue Date: 2012
ISSN: 2041-1286
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Simon Gross, Martin Ams, Guido Palmer, Christopher T. Miese, Robert J. Williams, Graham D. Marshall, Alexander Fuerbach, and Michael J. Withford, David G. Lancaster and Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem
Abstract: The combination of ultrafast laser inscription and engineered soft glasses is enabling a new class of photonic devices offering long wavelength transparency, high nonlinearity, and optical gain. However, this field of research also possesses its own unique set of fabrication challenges, which range from the predictable, such as self-focusing effects, material stress, and damage to the unexpected, such as photo-induced index changes of different sign. In this article, we review many of the fabrication challenges surrounding ultrafast laser-written soft-glass photonics and highlight these by comparing and contrasting laser processing of common soft glasses in both the athermal and thermal writing regimes.
Rights: © 2012 The American Ceramic Society and Wiley Periodicals, Inc
RMID: 0020123771
DOI: 10.1111/ijag.12005
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