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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1106–1108

Fabrication of microfluidic channels with a circular cross section using spatiotemporally focused femtosecond laser pulses

Fei He, Han Xu, Ya Cheng, Jielei Ni, Hui Xiong, Zhizhan Xu, Koji Sugioka, and Katsumi Midorikawa  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 7, pp. 1106-1108 (2010)

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We report on the fabrication of hollow microfluidic channels with a circular cross-sectional shape embedded in fused silica by spatiotemporally focusing the femtosecond laser beam. We demonstrate both theoretically and experimentally that the spatiotemporal focusing of femtosecond laser beam allows for the creation of a three-dimensionally symmetric spherical intensity distribution at the focal spot.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(270.4180) Quantum optics : Multiphoton processes
(350.3390) Other areas of optics : Laser materials processing

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 7, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 19, 2010
Published: March 31, 2010

Fei He, Han Xu, Ya Cheng, Jielei Ni, Hui Xiong, Zhizhan Xu, Koji Sugioka, and Katsumi Midorikawa, "Fabrication of microfluidic channels with a circular cross section using spatiotemporally focused femtosecond laser pulses," Opt. Lett. 35, 1106-1108 (2010)

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