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Control of laser induced cumulative stress for efficient processing of fused silica

Control of laser induced cumulative stress for efficient processing of fused silica
Control of laser induced cumulative stress for efficient processing of fused silica
Laser irradiation of silica glass is shown to trigger redistribution of material resulting in accumulation of stress and refractive index modification, and the rearrangement of the glass network has a significant impact on the quality of laser written optical components. We propose an alternative laser writing approach for achieving the desired refractive index and optical phase profiles through improved material stress control, demonstrated using both Gaussian and Bessel writing beams. The new material processing strategy is successfully adapted for implementing photonic circuits and diffractive elements with greater efficiency due to improved uniformity and symmetry of the induced index modification.
2045-2322
Sun, Qi
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Lee, Timothy
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Beresna, Martynas
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Sun, Qi
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Beresna, Martynas
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Sun, Qi, Lee, Timothy, Beresna, Martynas and Brambilla, Gilberto (2020) Control of laser induced cumulative stress for efficient processing of fused silica. Scientific Reports, 10 (1), [3819]. (doi:10.1038/s41598-020-60828-3).

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Laser irradiation of silica glass is shown to trigger redistribution of material resulting in accumulation of stress and refractive index modification, and the rearrangement of the glass network has a significant impact on the quality of laser written optical components. We propose an alternative laser writing approach for achieving the desired refractive index and optical phase profiles through improved material stress control, demonstrated using both Gaussian and Bessel writing beams. The new material processing strategy is successfully adapted for implementing photonic circuits and diffractive elements with greater efficiency due to improved uniformity and symmetry of the induced index modification.

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Accepted/In Press date: 14 February 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 2 March 2020

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Local EPrints ID: 438436
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/438436
ISSN: 2045-2322
PURE UUID: a5ec5b07-84c4-4739-91c2-39396000b4bc
ORCID for Qi Sun: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0850-5463

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Date deposited: 10 Mar 2020 17:31
Last modified: 08 Oct 2020 16:31

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