Slit beam shaping method for femtosecond laser direct-write fabrication of symmetric waveguides in bulk glasses

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Abstract

We report both theoretical and experimental results of a slit beam shaping configuration for fabricating photonic waveguides by use of femtosecond laser pulses. Most importantly we show the method supports focussing objectives with a long depth of field and allows the direct-writing of microstructures with circular cross-sections whilst employing a perpendicular writing scheme. We applied this technique to write low loss (0.39 dB/cm), single mode waveguides in phosphate glass.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5676-5681
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Volume13
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jul 2005

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