Fabrication of photonic devices using novel laser assisted methods

M. J. Withford*, A. J. Lee, B. F. Johnston, M. Ams, J. M. Dawes, J. A. Piper

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Fabrication processes such as laser micromachining and laser based photolithography are well established within the automotive, electronics and aeronautic industries, however, except in a handful of cases, laser based micro-processing is infrequently used in the fabrication of photonic devices. In this paper novel laser assisted methods for rapid prototyping of photonic devices such as periodically poled lithium niobate and 2-D photonic crystal structures are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)174-185
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • fibre Bragg gratings
  • laser machining
  • photonic crystals
  • PPLN


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