A femtosecond laser-assisted etching technique was applied to Pyrex glass, a kind of borosilicate glass, to perform removal processing with three-dimensional arbitrarity in design and micrometer-order spatial resolution. An aqueous solution of potassium hydroxide (KOH) was adopted as a highly selective etchant. The rate and selectivity of etching were evaluated from in situ images, and fabrication of three-dimensional microchannels was demonstrated.
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