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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David Hagan
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1197–1206

Waveguide fabrication in lithium-niobo-phosphate glasses by high repetition rate femtosecond laser: route to non-equilibrium material’s states

Mykhaylo Dubov, Vladimir Mezentsev, Alina A. Manshina, Ivan A. Sokolov, Alexey V. Povolotskiy, and Yuri V. Petrov  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4, Issue 6, pp. 1197-1206 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.4.001197


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Abstract

We study waveguide fabrication in lithium-niobo-phosphate glass, aiming at a practical method of single-stage fabrication of nonlinear integrated-optics devices. We observed chemical transformations or material redistribution during the course of high repetition rate femtosecond laser inscription. We believe that the laser-induced ultrafast heating and cooling followed by elements diffusion on a microscopic scale opens the way toward the engineering non-equilibrium sates of matter and thus can further enhance Refractive Index (RI) contrasts by virtue of changing glass composition in and around the fs tracks.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(130.2755) Integrated optics : Glass waveguides

ToC Category:
Laser Materials Processing

History
Original Manuscript: March 3, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 26, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 6, 2014
Published: May 16, 2014

Citation
Mykhaylo Dubov, Vladimir Mezentsev, Alina A. Manshina, Ivan A. Sokolov, Alexey V. Povolotskiy, and Yuri V. Petrov, "Waveguide fabrication in lithium-niobo-phosphate glasses by high repetition rate femtosecond laser: route to non-equilibrium material’s states," Opt. Mater. Express 4, 1197-1206 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-4-6-1197


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