Waveguides were fabricated in fused silica using kHz and MHz repetition rate femtosecond lasers. Raman and fluorescence microscopy showed increases in 3-membered rings for both cases and fewer NBOHC-defects when writing with the MHz laser.
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W. J. Reichman, D. M. Krol, L. Shah, F. Yoshino, A. Arai, S. M. Eaton, and P. R. Herman, "Fluorescence and Raman Microscopy of Waveguides Fabricated Using kHz and MHz Repetition Rate Femtosecond Lasers," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CME2.
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