Ultrafast laser direct writing is a fascinating technology which emerged more than two decades from fundamental studies of material resistance to high-intensity optical fields. Its development saw the discovery of many puzzling phenomena and demonstration of useful applications. Today, ultrafast laser writing is seen as a technology with great potential and is rapidly entering the industrial environment. Whereas, less than 10 years ago, ultrafast lasers were still confined within the research labs. This talk will overview some of the unique features of ultrafast lasers and give examples of its applications in optical data storage, polarization control and optical fibers.
A. Donko, T. Gertus, G. Brambilla, and M. Beresna, "Applications of ultrafast laser direct writing: from polarization control to data storage ," Proc. SPIE 10520, Laser-based Micro- and Nanoprocessing XII, 105200N (Presented at SPIE LASE: January 31, 2018; Published: 19 February 2018); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2291506.
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