Femtosecond micromachining of transparent materials

Presentation Date: 

Tuesday, October 24, 2000


OSA 2000 Annual Meeting (Providence, RI)

Presentation Slides: 

By tightly-focusing femtosecond laser pulses, we achieve the intensity required for permanent structural change in transparent materials with only nanojoules of energy. We discuss the mechanisms and morphology of bulk structural changes produced by femtosecond laser pulses, and describe recent work on the direct writing of photonics devices using only a laser oscillator.