Abstract

Two-photon excitation of carriers in boron E′-center-containing borosilicate glasses results in a photoencoding of selectively etchable regions. Using a turbulent etching process followed by polishing, we have demonstrated a number of patterning capabilities for microtechnology applications such as ultrafast capillary electrophoresis chips and rapid prototyping of diffractive optical elements.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

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