Ultrafast laser direct-write inscription of monolithic fibre and waveguide lasers

G. D. Marshall*, M. Ams, P. Dekker, N. Jovanovic, R. J. Williams, S. Gross, C. Miese, D. J. Little, A. Fuerbach, M. J. Withford

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Abstract

The use of a scanned femtosecond laser focus to create optical waveguide devices is an established and powerful technique [1] with applications in sensing and quantum information [2]. Using a sub-surface focussed femtosecond laser, a dielectric material can be modified at a highly localised point without surrounding material modification. By controlling the laser-photonic material interactions and fabrication parameters [3-5], a permanent change in the refractive index of the material can be achieved. Not only can this direct-write technique be carried out rapidly, it is readily compatible with existing fibre systems, it does not require a lithographic mask and it can be conducted in a regular laboratory environment with the minimum of sample preparation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO EUROPE/EQEC 2011
Place of PublicationPiscataway, N.J
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1-1
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)9781457705335
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO EUROPE/EQEC 2011 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 22 May 201126 May 2011

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Other2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO EUROPE/EQEC 2011
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period22/05/1126/05/11

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Marshall, G. D., Ams, M., Dekker, P., Jovanovic, N., Williams, R. J., Gross, S., ... Withford, M. J. (2011). Ultrafast laser direct-write inscription of monolithic fibre and waveguide lasers. In 2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO EUROPE/EQEC 2011 (pp. 1-1). [5943143] Piscataway, N.J: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE.2011.5943143