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Optics Express

  • Editor: Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 20 — Sep. 29, 2008
  • pp: 16209–16214

Ion implanted optical channel waveguides in Er3+/MgO co-doped near stoichiometric LiNbO3: a new candidate for active integrated photonic devices operating at 1.5 µm

Feng Chen, Yang Tan, and Airán Ródenas  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 20, pp. 16209-16214 (2008)

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We report on the fabrication of active optical channel waveguides in Er3+/MgO co-doped near stoichiometric lithium niobate crystals by means of selective low-dose oxygen ion implantation through a specially designed photoresist stripe mask. After post-implantation treatment at 260°C for 1 h, the channel waveguides possess a propagation loss of ~1.7 dB/cm. The micro-luminescence investigation reveals that fluorescence emissions at ~1.5 µm in the waveguides are well preserved with respect to the bulk, exhibiting possible applications for integrated active photonic devices.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.3730) Integrated optics : Lithium niobate
(230.7380) Optical devices : Waveguides, channeled
(250.5230) Optoelectronics : Photoluminescence

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: July 16, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 26, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 4, 2008
Published: September 26, 2008

Feng Chen, Yang Tan, and Airán Ródenas, "Ion implanted optical channel waveguides in Er3+/MgO co-doped near stoichiometric LiNbO3: a new candidate for active integrated photonic devices operating at 1.5 μm," Opt. Express 16, 16209-16214 (2008)

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