21 October 2004 Laser grown photonic structures
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Proceedings Volume 5581, ROMOPTO 2003: Seventh Conference on Optics; (2004) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.582779
Event: ROMOPTO 2003: Seventh Conference on Optics, 2003, Constanta, Romania
High intensity laser pulses offer key means for the growth of novel photonic structures exhibiting passive, but also active optical functionalities. New materials and complex structures are developed by pulsed laser deposition by utilizing the highly energetic multi-component laser plasma. Additionally, reactive sputtering methods and the flexible control of growth conditions offer the potential to tune the materials structure on growth, thus yielding unique properties in the finally produced device. Purely epitaxial thin film waveguides for laser sources and nanocomposite thin layer and composite multi-layer structures for dynamic hologram recording and physicochemical sensing have been demonstrated. Spatially selective and precise laser ablation offers unique opportunities and opens up new avenues for surface processing and microfabrication commencing with the realization of surface etched and, especially, printed passive and active diffractive micro- and potentially nano-structures.
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Nikos A. Vainos, Nikos A. Vainos, } "Laser grown photonic structures", Proc. SPIE 5581, ROMOPTO 2003: Seventh Conference on Optics, (21 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.582779; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.582779


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