Passive Photonic Devices in Glass

  • Shane M. Eaton
  • Peter R. Herman
Part of the Topics in Applied Physics book series (TAP, volume 123)


Femtosecond laser microfabrication offers the potential for writing passive photonic circuits inside bulk glasses, for use in last-mile photonic networks, sensing, and lab-on-a-chip applications. In this chapter, the fabrication methods for writing low-loss optical waveguides along with waveguide and device characterization techniques are reviewed. The advantages and disadvantages of femtosecond laser writing are analyzed and compared with existing planar lithographic fabrication techniques.


Femtosecond Laser Wavelength Division Multiplex Directional Coupler Heat Accumulation Coupling Ratio 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie – Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (IFN-CNR)MilanItaly
  2. 2.Edward S. Rogers Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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