Laser Growth and Processing of Photonic Devices

Edited by

  • Nikolaos Vainos, University of Patras, Greece

The use of lasers in the processing of electronic and photonic material is becoming increasingly widespread, with technological advances reducing costs and increasing both the quality and range of novel devices which can be produced. Laser growth and processing of photonic devices is the first book to review this increasingly important field.

Part one investigates laser-induced growth of materials and surface structures, with pulsed laser deposition techniques, the formation of nanocones and the fabrication of periodic photonic microstructures explored in detail. Laser-induced three-dimensional micro- and nano-structuring are the focus of part two. Exploration of multiphoton lithography, processing and fabrication is followed by consideration of laser-based micro- and nano-fabrication, laser-induced soft matter organization and microstructuring, and laser-assisted polymer joining methods. The book concludes in part three with an investigation into laser fabrication and manipulation of photonic structures and devices. Laser seeding and thermal processing of glass with nanoscale resolution, laser-induced refractive index manipulation, and the thermal writing of photonic devices in glass and polymers are all considered.

With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Laser growth and processing of photonic devices is an essential tool for all materials scientists, engineers and researchers in the microelectronics industry.
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Audience

Researchers in the photonics and optics industries; Materials scientists and engineers developing processing routes for devices

 

Book information

  • Published: July 2012
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84569-936-9


Table of Contents

Laser growth and processing of photonic structures: An overview of fundamentals, interaction phenomena and operations. Part 1 Laser-induced growth of materials and surface structures: Emerging pulsed laser deposition techniques; The formation of nanocones on the surface of semiconductors by laser-induced self-assembly; Fabrication of periodic photonic microstructures by the interference of ultrashort pulse laser beams. Part 2 Laser-induced three-dimensional micro- and nano-structuring: Multiphoton lithography, processing and fabrication of photonic structures; Laser-based micro- and nano-fabrication of photonic structures; Laser-induced soft matter organization and microstructuring of photonic materials; Laser-assisted polymer joining methods for photonic devices. Part 3 Laser fabrication and manipulation of photonic structures and devices: Laser seeding and thermal processing of glass with nanoscale resolution; Femtosecond-laser-induced refractive index modifications for photonic device processing; Thermal writing of photonic devices in glass and polymers by femtosecond lasers; Laser processing of optical fibers: New photosensitivity findings, refractive index engineering and surface structuring.