Three-dimensional microstructuring of yttrium aluminum garnet crystals for laser active optofluidic applications

Debaditya Choudhury, Airan Rodenas, Lynn Paterson, F. Díaz, D. Jaque, Ajoy Kumar Kar

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Abstract

We demonstrate three-dimensional microstructuring in a neodymium doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) crystal. Spatially well-defined hollow microstructures deeply embedded within the material are shown to result from the creation of a pre-damage state within the Nd: YAG crystal network that is validated using luminescence and Raman analyses of the structures. This opens up the potential of fabricating next-generation optofluidic devices in optical gain materials. (C) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4816338]

Original languageEnglish
Article number041101
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume103
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jul 2013

Keywords

  • WAVE-GUIDES
  • PHOTOSENSITIVE GLASS
  • FUSED-SILICA
  • FEMTOSECOND
  • NDYAG
  • STEP

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