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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 26 — Dec. 25, 2006
  • pp: 13158–13163

Study of the influence of femtosecond laser polarisation on direct writing of waveguides

M. Ams, G. D. Marshall, and M. J. Withford  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 26, pp. 13158-13163 (2006)

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Optical devices were fabricated in fused silica using the femtosecond direct write technique. We found that the transmission of light through directly written waveguides, whether straight or curved, can be increased by writing waveguides using circularly rather than linearly polarised radiation.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: September 7, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: December 14, 2006
Published: December 22, 2006

M. Ams, G. D. Marshall, and M. J. Withford, "Study of the influence of femtosecond laser polarisation on direct writing of waveguides," Opt. Express 14, 13158-13163 (2006)

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