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Abstract

Acknowledgements
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Laser induced refractive index changes in glass
Femtosecond laser induced refractive index changes
Device fabrication
Understanding the refractive index change
Project Summary
References

Chapter 2 - Background on Waveguide Fabrication and Characterization

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2.3.1
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2.3.4
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Overview
Waveguide fabrication methods
Longitudinal and transverse writing
High & low repetition rate writing
Patterned writing
The effects of changing the pulse fluence
Waveguide Fabrication Mechanisms
Multiphoton ionization
Avalanche photo-ionization
Plasma formation
Energy dissipation
Thermal diffusion and accumulation
Shockwave propagation
Effects of the Glass Composition
Fast quenching
Spectroscopic Analysis of the fs Laser Modified Material
A Brief Description of Raman Spectroscopy
A Brief Description of Fluorescence Spectroscopy
References

Chapter 3 - Experimental Equipment and Procedures
3.1 Chapter Overview
3.2 Overview of the Combined Microscope System
3.3 Electronic Control Systems
3.4 Femtosecond Laser Systems

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