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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 18 — Aug. 30, 2010
  • pp: 19192–19200

Tellurium dioxide Erbium doped planar rib waveguide amplifiers with net gain and 2.8dB/cm internal gain

Khu Vu and Steve Madden  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 18, pp. 19192-19200 (2010)

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We report for the first time Erbium doped Tellurium dioxide single-mode planar rib waveguide amplifiers with net fiber to fiber gain and wide bandwidth operation. Peak internal gains of up to 14dB have been achieved in 5cm long rib waveguides (2.8dB/cm) fabricated by co-sputtering of Tellurium and Erbium in an oxygen ambient and reactive ion etching.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(140.3210) Lasers and laser optics : Ion lasers
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: July 6, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 20, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 22, 2010
Published: August 25, 2010

Khu Vu and Steve Madden, "Tellurium dioxide Erbium doped planar rib waveguide amplifiers with net gain and 2.8dB/cm internal gain," Opt. Express 18, 19192-19200 (2010)

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