Micromachining optical waveguides in bulk glass using a femtosecond laser oscillator

Presentation Date: 

Wednesday, May 10, 2000


Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (San Francisco, CA)

Presentation Slides: 

Using tightly-focused femtosecond laser pulses of only a few nanojoules we produce optical breakdown and damage in bulk transparent materials, enabling micromachining using unamplified lasers. As a demonstration, we fabricate single-mode optical waveguides inside bulk glass.