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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 26 — Dec. 10, 2012
  • pp: B85–B93

Laser-induced crystalline optical waveguide in glass fiber format

Xian Feng, Jindan Shi, Chung-Che Huang, Peter Horak, Peh Siong Teh, Shaif-ul Alam, Morten Ibsen, and Wei H. Loh  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 26, pp. B85-B93 (2012)

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We report on the first fabrication of a glass fiber based laser-induced crystalline waveguide. The glass and crystal are based on the stoichiometric composition of (La,Yb)BGeO5. A laser induced waveguide has been fabricated on the surface of a ribbon glass fiber using milliwatt-level continuous wave UV laser radiation at a fast scanning speed. Evidence of crystallinity in the created structure was observed using micro-Raman spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy. Preliminary investigations on the waveguiding behavior and the nonlinear performance in the crystalline waveguide are reported.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Fibers, Fiber Devices, and Amplifiers

Original Manuscript: October 1, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 2, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 7, 2012
Published: November 28, 2012

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European Conference on Optical Communication 2012 (2012) Optics Express

Xian Feng, Jindan Shi, Chung-Che Huang, Peter Horak, Peh Siong Teh, Shaif-ul Alam, Morten Ibsen, and Wei H. Loh, "Laser-induced crystalline optical waveguide in glass fiber format," Opt. Express 20, B85-B93 (2012)

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