We analyze different variables for controlling birefringence induced in glass by a femtosecond laser. Parameters such as writing power, speed, polarization and the number of written layers can control the resulting retardance and orientation.
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(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
N. Lemke, T. D. Gerke, A. R. Libertun, and R. Piestun, "Characterization of Femtosecond Laser Induced Nanogratings in Fused Silica," in Frontiers in Optics 2007/Laser Science XXIII/Organic Materials and Devices for Displays and Energy Conversion, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper FThM4.
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