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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 11 — Jun. 2, 2014
  • pp: 13091–13101

Large-mode-area infrared guiding in ultrafast laser written waveguides in Sulfur-based chalcogenide glasses

C. D’Amico, G. Cheng, C. Mauclair, J. Troles, L. Calvez, V. Nazabal, C. Caillaud, G. Martin, B. Arezki, E. LeCoarer, P. Kern, and R. Stoian  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 11, pp. 13091-13101 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.013091


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Abstract

Current demands in astrophotonics impose advancing optical functions in infrared domains within embedded refractive index designs. We demonstrate concepts for large-mode-area guiding in ultrafast laser photowritten waveguides in bulk Sulfur-based chalcogenide glasses. If positive index contrasts are weak in As2S3, Ge doping increases the matrix rigidity and allows for high contrast (10−3) positive refractive index changes. Guiding with variable mode diameter and large-mode-area light transport is demonstrated up to 10 μm spectral domain using transverse slit-shaped and evanescently-coupled multicore traces.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3060) Integrated optics : Infrared
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 5, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 1, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 1, 2014
Published: May 22, 2014

Citation
C. D’Amico, G. Cheng, C. Mauclair, J. Troles, L. Calvez, V. Nazabal, C. Caillaud, G. Martin, B. Arezki, E. LeCoarer, P. Kern, and R. Stoian, "Large-mode-area infrared guiding in ultrafast laser written waveguides in Sulfur-based chalcogenide glasses," Opt. Express 22, 13091-13101 (2014)
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