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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 22 — Oct. 30, 2006
  • pp: 10452–10459

Femtosecond laser inscription of optical waveguides in Bismuth ion doped glass

N.D. Psaila, R.R. Thomson, H.T. Bookey, A.K. Kar, N. Chiodo, R. Osellame, G. Cerullo, G. Brown, A. Jha, and S. Shen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 22, pp. 10452-10459 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.010452


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Abstract

We report on the fabrication of high quality embedded channel waveguides inside Bi-doped silicate glass using femtosecond waveguide inscription. Waveguides are fabricated using both single and multi-scan fabrication techniques. Refractive index modifications of up to ∆n = 4.3×10-3 are observed, allowing the fabrication of waveguides nearly mode-matched to telecom fibers. When optically pumped at 980 and 810 nm broadband fluorescence emission centered at 1.3 μm with a FWHM of up to 500 nm is detected.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 8, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 17, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 19, 2006
Published: October 30, 2006

Citation
N. D. Psaila, R. R. Thomson, H. T. Bookey, A. K. Kar, N. Chiodo, R. Osellame, G. Cerullo, G. Brown, A. Jha, and S. Shen, "Femtosecond laser inscription of optical waveguides in Bismuth ion doped glass," Opt. Express 14, 10452-10459 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-22-10452


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