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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 31 — Nov. 1, 2010
  • pp: 6039–6042

Planar waveguides in Nd:SGG crystal formed by He ion implantation

Sha-Sha Guo, Tao Liu, Jin-Hua Zhao, Jing Guan, and Xue-Lin Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 31, pp. 6039-6042 (2010)

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In this paper, we report on the fabrication of planar waveguides in z-cut Nd:SGG crystals, using 500 keV He ion implantation with fluences of 3 × 10 16 ions / cm 2 at 77 K 1 × 10 16 ions / cm 2 at room temperature, annealed at 260 ° C for 30 min . The guiding modes of the planar waveguides were measured by the prism-coupling method at 633 nm . The near-field intensity distribution and propagation loss of the light in the waveguides were measured by the end-fire coupling method. The absorption spectra were also measured. The refractive index profile was reconstructed using the intensity calculation method, and the light propagation mode was simulated with the finite-difference beam propagation method. The calculated results were in good agreement with the measured waveguide modes, indicating the feasibility of these designable devices.

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OCIS Codes
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: July 7, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 21, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 22, 2010
Published: October 26, 2010

Sha-Sha Guo, Tao Liu, Jin-Hua Zhao, Jing Guan, and Xue-Lin Wang, "Planar waveguides in Nd:SGG crystal formed by He ion implantation," Appl. Opt. 49, 6039-6042 (2010)

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