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  • Vol. 41, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 2002
  • pp: 4360–4364

Optical Properties of Waveguides Fabricated in Fused Silica by Femtosecond Laser Pulses

Matthias Will, Stefan Nolte, Boris N. Chichkov, and Andreas Tünnermann  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 21, pp. 4360-4364 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.41.004360


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Abstract

With tightly focused femtosecond laser pulses, waveguides are fabricated in fused silica. The guiding and attenuation properties of these waveguides at wavelengths of 514 nm and 1.5 μm are studied. We demonstrate that by changing only the writing speed, waveguides with a controllable mode number can be produced.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(320.7130) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in condensed matter, including semiconductors

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Matthias Will, Stefan Nolte, Boris N. Chichkov, and Andreas Tünnermann, "Optical Properties of Waveguides Fabricated in Fused Silica by Femtosecond Laser Pulses," Appl. Opt. 41, 4360-4364 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-41-21-4360


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