Ultrafast laser inscription of astrophotonic integrated optical circuits

S. Gross, T. Gretzinger, A. Arriola, G. Douglass, A. Ross-Adams, T. T. Fernandez, M. J. Withford

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Ultrafast laser inscription is a technique to create low-loss three dimensional optical circuits within bulk dielectrics that is compatible with a wide range of optical materials. Its unique capabilities and the ability to rapid prototype and quickly iterate through different designs has made it exceptionally attractive for astrophotonics. This paper will summarize the basic aspects of ultrafast laser inscription and review recent progress in its application to astrophotonics, such as stellar interferometry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Optical Astronomical Instrumentation 2019
EditorsSimon Ellis, Céline d'Orgeville
Place of PublicationBellingham, Washington
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781510631472
ISBN (Print)9781510631465
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jan 2020
EventAdvances in Optical Astronomical Instrumentation 2019 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 9 Dec 201912 Dec 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceAdvances in Optical Astronomical Instrumentation 2019

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  • Integrated optics
  • Laser materials processing
  • Stellar interferometry
  • Waveguides


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