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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 18 — Aug. 30, 2010
  • pp: 19286–19291

Low loss Chalcogenide glass waveguides by thermal nano-imprint lithography

Ting Han, Steve Madden, Douglas Bulla, and Barry Luther-Davies  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 18, pp. 19286-19291 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.019286


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Abstract

We report the fabrication of low loss rib waveguides from chalcogenide glass films by thermal nano-imprint using a soft stamp. Waveguides 2 – 4 µm wide and 1 µm high were fabricated with extremely smooth sidewalls and optical losses limited by Rayleigh scattering to values of 0.26 dB/cm for the TM and 0.27 dB/cm for TE polarizations at 1550nm.

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OCIS Codes
(130.4310) Integrated optics : Nonlinear
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(130.2755) Integrated optics : Glass waveguides

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 18, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 18, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 20, 2010
Published: August 26, 2010

Citation
Ting Han, Steve Madden, Douglas Bulla, and Barry Luther-Davies, "Low loss Chalcogenide glass waveguides by thermal nano-imprint lithography," Opt. Express 18, 19286-19291 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-18-19286


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