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Special Issue "Femtosecond Laser Micromachining for Photonics Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019.
Dipartimento di Fisica - Politecnico di Milano, and Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (IFN-CNR), Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 32-20133 Milano, Italy
Interests: femtosecond laser micromachining; waveguide optics; integrated quantum photonics; optofluidics
Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (IFN-CNR) and Dipartimento di Fisica-Politecnico di Milano, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 32-20133 Milano, Italy
Interests: waveguide optics; femtosecond laser waveguide writing; integrated quantum photonics; quantum communications
Femtosecond lasers are a formidable micromachining tool, applicable to a variety of materials. In particular, femtosecond laser processing has shown unique capabilities in altering the optical properties of the bulk of transparent dielectric substrates in a permanent fashion and with a micrometric resolution, thus allowing the manufacture of innovative integrated devices for photonics applications.
One important application of this technique is the direct and rapid inscription of integrated waveguide circuits with three-dimensional layouts. In the last decade, such circuits have found impressive applications in diverse fields, which include optical sensing, telecommunications, astrophotonics, and quantum photonics. Femtosecond laser pulses have also been exploited to locally engineer the birefringence of the substrate and to produce microstructured birefringent plates. Femtosecond laser nanostructuring at the diffraction limit further allows the inscription of gratings and photonic crystals, as well as dense optical storage of information.
The community researching in the field is growing at a steady pace: Optical devices produced by this technology are amazingly increasing in complexity, and novel ideas are continually being presented. Accordingly, this Special Issue seeks to showcase research papers, short communications, and review articles on technological advances and novel applicative concepts of femtosecond laser micromachining, with a focus on optics and photonics.
Dr. Andrea Crespi
Dr. Giacomo Corrielli
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Micromachines is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- femtosecond laser micromachining
- femtosecond laser waveguide writing
- optical material processing
- integrated photonics
- birefringence engineering
- optical storage