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  • Vol. 43, Iss. 2 — Jan. 10, 2004
  • pp: 491–495

Optical planar and channel waveguides in the new nonlinear crystal Ca4YO(BO3)3 (YCOB) fabricated by He+ implantation

Azzedine Boudrioua, Brice Vincent, Paul Moretti, Sorine Tascu, Bernard Jacquier, and Gérard Aka  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 2, pp. 491-495 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.43.000491


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Abstract

We report the first study of optical planar and channel waveguides fabricated in the new nonlinear crystal Ca4YO(BO3)3 by use of MeV He+-implantations. The n x , n y , and n z refractive index modifications are studied. Losses in nonannealed YCOB waveguides measured with a CCD camera are found to be less than 2 dB cm-1. This work is the first step toward the investigation of frequency conversion within the obtained guiding structures.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(230.7380) Optical devices : Waveguides, channeled

History
Original Manuscript: May 27, 2003
Revised Manuscript: September 19, 2003
Published: January 10, 2004

Citation
Azzedine Boudrioua, Brice Vincent, Paul Moretti, Sorine Tascu, Bernard Jacquier, and Gérard Aka, "Optical planar and channel waveguides in the new nonlinear crystal Ca4YO(BO3)3 (YCOB) fabricated by He+ implantation," Appl. Opt. 43, 491-495 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-43-2-491


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