Ultrafast laser inscribed 3D integrated photonics

S. Gross*, A. Arriola, G. Palmer, N. Jovanovic, I. Spaleniak, T. D. Meany, Y. Duan, Q. Liu, P. Dekker, D. G. Lancaster, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, P. G. Tuthill, B. Norris, A. Fuerbach, M. Ireland, M. J. Steel, M. J. Withford

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Since the discovery, that a tightly focused femtosecond laser beam can induce a highly localized and permanent refractive index change in a wide range of dielectrics, ultrafast laser inscription has found applications in many fields due to its unique 3D and rapid prototyping capabilities. These ultrafast laser inscribed waveguide devices are compact and lightweight as well as inherently robust since the waveguides are embedded within the bulk material. In this presentation we will review our current understanding of ultrafast laser - glass lattice interactions and its application to the fabrication of inherently stable, compact waveguide lasers and astronomical 3D integrated photonic circuits.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanophotonics and macrophotonics for space environments VII
EditorsEdward Taylor, David Cardimona
Place of PublicationBellingham, WA
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9780819497260
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event7th Nanophotonics and Macrophotonics for Space Environments Conference, NMSE 2013 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 25 Aug 201327 Aug 2013


Other7th Nanophotonics and Macrophotonics for Space Environments Conference, NMSE 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • ultrafast laser inscription,
  • laser materials processing,
  • burried waveguides
  • astrophotonics
  • waveguide lasers
  • mid-infrared


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