Optical waveguides have been inscribed in fused silica by focusing femtosecond pulses with an axicon. The waveguides so fabricated exhibit low losses and no detectable birefringence due to their excellent circular symmetry.
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V. Zambon, R. Forest, N. McCarthy, and M. Piché, "Inscription of Optical Waveguides with Ultrafast Bessel Beams," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper JThD93.
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