Applied Physics A

, Volume 101, Issue 2, pp 333–338 | Cite as

Laser-induced-forward-transfer: a rapid prototyping tool for fabrication of photonic devices

  • C. L. Sones
  • K. S. Kaur
  • P. Ganguly
  • D. P. Banks
  • Y. J. Ying
  • R. W. Eason
  • S. Mailis
Article

Abstract

We propose a rapid prototyping method for the fabrication of optical waveguides based on the direct laser-printing method of ultrafast Laser-Induced Forward Transfer (LIFT) followed by further processing. The method was implemented for the fabrication of titanium in-diffused lithium niobate channel waveguides and X-couplers by LIFT-depositing titanium metal followed by diffusion. Propagation loss as low as 0.8 dB/cm was measured in preliminary experiments.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. L. Sones
    • 1
  • K. S. Kaur
    • 1
  • P. Ganguly
    • 2
  • D. P. Banks
    • 1
  • Y. J. Ying
    • 1
  • R. W. Eason
    • 1
  • S. Mailis
    • 1
  1. 1.Optoelectronics Research CentreUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK
  2. 2.Advanced Technology Development CentreIndian Institute of TechnologyKharagpurIndia

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