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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 23 — Nov. 17, 2003
  • pp: 3041–3047

Poling of a channel waveguide

Fatima C. Garcia, Laura Vogelaar, and Raman Kashyap  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 23, pp. 3041-3047 (2003)

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This paper describes thermal poling of a silica based channel waveguide Mach-Zehnder interferometer, and direct measurent of the dc-Kerr and induced electro-optic coefficients. A χ(3) of 5.2 (±0.4)×10-22 (m/V)2 was measured for the un-poled waveguide, and r-coefficient of approximately 0.07 pm/V was induced by poling. χ(3) increased by a factor of 1.9 after poling. It is shown that the dc-Kerr effect plays an important role in the poled device.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2100) Materials : Electro-optical materials
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: September 29, 2003
Revised Manuscript: October 29, 2003
Published: November 17, 2003

Fatima Garcia, Laura Vogelaar, and Raman Kashyap, "Poling of a channel waveguide," Opt. Express 11, 3041-3047 (2003)

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