Laser growth and processing of photonic structures: an overview of fundamentals, interaction phenomena and operations
N.A. Vainos, University of Patras, Greece and National Hellenic Research Foundation, Greece
Laser materials processing meets some innovative applications for advanced photonic technologies. The use of lasers in the fabrication of unique devices unavailable by other means opens up a field rich of science and engineering and promises many benefits in the years to come. This chapter illustrates the fundamental effects and the concepts behind the applications addressed in this book. It overviews the phenomena and the underlying mechanisms and sets the basis for understanding the advanced topics discussed in the ...