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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 16 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: 15212–15220

Low propagation loss silicon-on-sapphire waveguides for the mid-infrared

Fangxin Li, Stuart D. Jackson, Christian Grillet, Eric Magi, Darren Hudson, Steven J. Madden, Yashodhan Moghe, Christopher O’Brien, Andrew Read, Steven G. Duvall, Peter Atanackovic, Benjamin J. Eggleton, and David J. Moss  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 16, pp. 15212-15220 (2011)

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We report record low loss silicon-on-sapphire nanowires for applications to mid infrared optics. We achieve propagation losses as low as 0.8dB/cm at λ = 1550nm, ~1.1 to 1.4dB/cm at λ = 2080nm and < 2dB/cm at λ = 5.18 μm.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: May 3, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 8, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 9, 2011
Published: July 25, 2011

Fangxin Li, Stuart D. Jackson, Christian Grillet, Eric Magi, Darren Hudson, Steven J. Madden, Yashodhan Moghe, Christopher O’Brien, Andrew Read, Steven G. Duvall, Peter Atanackovic, Benjamin J. Eggleton, and David J. Moss, "Low propagation loss silicon-on-sapphire waveguides for the mid-infrared," Opt. Express 19, 15212-15220 (2011)

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