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We have contributed Chapter 12 to the Springer book on “Femtosecond Laser Micromachining Photonic and Microfluidic Devices in Transparent Materials” to be published in May 2012

Book cover for Femtosecond Laser Micromachining

Femtosecond Laser Micromachining: Photonic and Microfluidic Devices in Transparent Materials

Series: Topics in Applied Physics, Vol. 123

Osellame, Roberto; Cerullo, Giulio; Ramponi, Roberta (Eds.)

2012, 2012, XVIII, 483 p. 305 illus., 85 in color.

 Hardcover, ISBN 978-3-642-23365-4
  •   Due: May 22, 2012

  • Presents the state-of-the-art in femtosecond laser micromachining of transparent materials

  • Maskless technology for the fabrication of complex microsystems
  • All about micromachining of transparent materials with contributions from leading experts in the field
  • Explains the physics of nonlinear absorption mechanisms of ultrashort pulses
Femtosecond laser micromachining of transparent material is a powerful and versatile technology. In fact, it can be applied to several materials. It is a maskless technology that allows rapid device prototyping, has intrinsic three-dimensional capabilities and can produce both photonic and microfluidic devices. For these reasons it is ideally suited for the fabrication of complex microsystems with unprecedented functionalities. The book is mainly focused on micromachining of transparent materials which, due to the nonlinear absorption mechanism of ultrashort pulses, allows unique three-dimensional capabilities and can be exploited for the fabrication of complex microsystems with unprecedented functionalities.This book presents an overview of the state of the art of this rapidly emerging topic with contributions from leading experts in the field, ranging from principles of nonlinear material modification to fabrication techniques and applications to photonics and optofluidics.

Content Level » Graduate

Keywords »Femtosecond Laser Micromachining – Femtosecond Lasers – Microfabrication of Transparent Materials – Transparent Materials – Ultrashort Laser Joining and Welding

Related subjects »Condensed Matter PhysicsElectronics & Electrical EngineeringOptical & Electronic MaterialsOptics & LasersStructural Materials

Table of contents

Part I: Introductory concepts and characterization  1 Fundamentals of femtosecond Laser micromachining in transparent materials  2 -Ultrafast imaging of plasma dynamics and material response during micromachining  3 -Spectroscopic characterization of waveguides  4 -Optimizing Laser-induced refractive index changes in bulk optical materials via spatio-temporal beam shaping  5 -Controlling the cross-section of ultrafast Laser inscribed waveguides  6 –Anisotropy of femtosecond Laser writing  Part II: Waveguides and optical devices in glass  7 –Passive optical waveguide devices in glass  8 – Femtosecond Laser inscription of fibre gratings  9 –3-D Bragg grating waveguide devices  10 –Active photonic devices  Part III: Waveguides and optical devices in other transparent materials  11 -Waveguides in crystalline materials  12 -Refractive index structures in polymers  Part IV: Microsystems and applications  13 –Discrete optics in waveguide arrays  14 –Optofluidics for biosensing  15 –Microstructuring of Photosensitive glass  16 -Microsystems and sensors  17 -Ultrashort Laser joining and welding
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About Patricia Scully

Senior Lecturer in Sensor Instrumentation in The Photon Science Institute and the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science. Senior academic with experience of leading industrial and research council/government funded research projects at national and international level. Research interests: Optical sensing and measurement Photonic devices Optical fibre sensors Femtosecond lasers for photonic structuring Polymer optoelectronics Assistive technology for healthcare applications Polymer optical fibre Optical fibre technology Distributed sensing Functional optical coatings Energy harvesting and wireless monitoring

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