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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 5 — Feb. 10, 2011
  • pp: 733–737

Swift and heavy ion implanted chalcogenide laser glass waveguides and their different refractive index distributions

Feng Qiu, Tadashi Narusawa, and Jie Zheng  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 5, pp. 733-737 (2011)

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Planar waveguides have been fabricated in Nd- or Ho-doped gallium lanthanum sulfide laser glasses by 60 MeV Ar or 20 MeV N ion implantation. The refractive index profiles were reconstructed based on the results of prism coupling. The Ar implanted waveguides exhibit an approximate steplike distribution, while the N implanted ones show a “well + barrier” type. This difference can be attributed to the much lower dose of Ar ions. After annealing, the N implanted waveguides can support two modes at 1539 nm and have low propagation loss, which makes them candidates for novel waveguide lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(130.2755) Integrated optics : Glass waveguides

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: November 5, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 23, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 2, 2011
Published: February 8, 2011

Feng Qiu, Tadashi Narusawa, and Jie Zheng, "Swift and heavy ion implanted chalcogenide laser glass waveguides and their different refractive index distributions," Appl. Opt. 50, 733-737 (2011)

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