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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 2 — Jan. 22, 2007
  • pp: 629–638

Ion implanted optical waveguides in nonlinear optical organic crystal

Lukas Mutter, Andrea Guarino, Mojca Jazbinšek, Marko Zgonik, Peter Günter, and Max Döbeli  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 2, pp. 629-638 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.000629


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Abstract

We report for the first time to our knowledge optical waveguiding in an organic crystalline waveguide produced by ion implantation. Using H+ ions a refractive index barrier suitable for waveguiding has been realized in the highly nonlinear optical organic crystal 4-N, N-dimethylamino-4’-N’-methyl-stilbazolium tosylate (DAST). The refractive index changes in the waveguiding region as a function of the distance from the surface have been measured. Maximal refractive index changes of up to -0.2 and -0.1 at wavelengths of 633nm and 810nm have been realized, respectively. The waveguide refractive index profiles as a function of the ion fluence have been determined. Planar waveguiding has been demonstrated by polishing sharp edges and using conventional end-fire coupling. The measured losses are ~7dB/cm at 1.57μm.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2100) Materials : Electro-optical materials
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: September 25, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: December 28, 2006
Published: January 22, 2007

Citation
Lukas Mutter, Andrea Guarino, Mojca Jazbinšek, Marko Zgonik, Peter Günter, and Max Döbeli, "Ion implanted optical waveguides in nonlinear optical organic crystal," Opt. Express 15, 629-638 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-2-629


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