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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 33 — Nov. 20, 2009
  • pp: 6442–6447

Fabrication and propagation characterization of As 2 S 8 chalcogenide channel waveguide made by UV irradiation annealing

Lin Er Zou, Bao Xue Chen, He San Lin, Hiromi Hamanaka, and Mamoru Iso  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 33, pp. 6442-6447 (2009)

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Changes in the refractive index of amorphous chalcogenide A 2 S 8 films upon ultraviolet (UV) exposure and annealing at different temperatures are investigated in detail, indicating an index contrast of the order of 10 2 in the A 2 S 8 channel waveguide. An As 2 S 8 channel waveguide is fabricated using UV well irradiation and then annealing near the glass transition temperature and shows a low propagation loss of 0.76 dB / cm and good propagation characterization at the 1310 nm guided mode.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(230.7380) Optical devices : Waveguides, channeled

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: July 15, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 18, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 21, 2009
Published: November 11, 2009

Lin Er Zou, Bao Xue Chen, He San Lin, Hiromi Hamanaka, and Mamoru Iso, "Fabrication and propagation characterization of As2S8 chalcogenide channel waveguide made by UV irradiation annealing," Appl. Opt. 48, 6442-6447 (2009)

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