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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2000
  • pp: 263–265

Er—Al-codoped silicate planar light waveguide—type amplifier fabricated by radio-frequency sputtering

Y. B. Choi, S. H. Cho, and D. C. Moon  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 4, pp. 263-265 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.25.000263


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Abstract

A planar light waveguide—type optical amplifier was designed and fabricated. A core layer of Er—Al-codoped SiO>2 glass was deposited onto a silica cladding layer by rf sputtering. In the Er-doped core layer the average Er and Al concentrations were 0.77 and 11.37 wt.%, respectively. We achieved 5 dB of gain with 20 mW of 980-nm pump power by using -20 dBm of 1546-nm input signal power.

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OCIS Codes
(030.4070) Coherence and statistical optics : Modes
(040.6040) Detectors : Silicon
(160.6030) Materials : Silica
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(250.4480) Optoelectronics : Optical amplifiers
(310.1860) Thin films : Deposition and fabrication

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Y. B. Choi, S. H. Cho, and D. C. Moon, "Er—Al-codoped silicate planar light waveguide—type amplifier fabricated by radio-frequency sputtering," Opt. Lett. 25, 263-265 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-25-4-263


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