Stress in femtosecond-laser-written waveguides in fused silica

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.001312
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TypeArticle
Journal titleOptics Letters
Volume29
Issue12
Pages13121314; # of pages: 3
Subjectelectric breakdown; high-speed optical techniques; laser beam effects; nonlinear optics; radiation effects
AbstractWe identify two states of stress induced in waveguides fabricated by femtosecond lasers in fused silica and show how they can be relieved by annealing. In-plane stress and stress concentration are revealed through birefringence and loss measurements. Another kind of laser-induced stress appears in the form of swelling of the glass surface when waveguides are written near the surface and is a manifestation of confined rapid material quenching. By annealing the sample we reduce the losses by ~30% (at 633 nm) and decrease the birefringence by a factor of 4 in fused silica.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences; NRC Institute for Microstructural Sciences
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NPARC number12744488
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