Ultrafast laser inscription: Science today, technology tomorrow

D. Choudhury*, W. T. Ramsay, N. A. Willoughby, L. Paterson, A. K. Kar

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Recent advances in the field of ultrafast laser inscription provide ample evidence underscoring the potential of this technique in fabricating novel and previously unthinkable 2D and 3D photonic and optofluidic platforms enabling current sensor, diagnostics, monitoring and biochemical research to scale new heights. In addition to meeting the demands for compact, active waveguide devices designed for diverse applications such as optical metrology, non-linear microscopy and astrophotonics, this technology facilitates the integration of microfluidics with integrated optics which creates a powerful technology for the manufacture of custom lab-on-chip devices with advanced functionality. This paper highlights the capabilities of ultrafast laser inscription in fabricating novel 3D microfluidic devices aimed for biomedical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPassive Components and Fiber-based Devices VIII
EditorsBishnu P. Pal
Place of PublicationBellingham (Washington State)
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9780819489616
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2011
Event2011 Asia Communications and Photonics Conference and Exhibition - Shanghai, China
Duration: 13 Nov 201116 Nov 2011

Publication series

NamePassive Components and Fiber-based Devices
PublisherSPIE Publications


Conference2011 Asia Communications and Photonics Conference and Exhibition
Abbreviated titleACP 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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