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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2006
  • pp: 739–741

Waveguide electro-optic modulator in fused silica fabricated by femtosecond laser direct writing and thermal poling

Guangyu Li, Kim A. Winick, Ali A. Said, Mark Dugan, and Philippe Bado  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 6, pp. 739-741 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.000739


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Abstract

An integrated electro-optic waveguide modulator is demonstrated in bulk fused silica. A Mach–Zehnder interferometer waveguide structure is fabricated by direct writing with a femtosecond laser followed by thermal poling. A 20° electro-optic phase shift is achieved at an operating wavelength of 1.55 μ m with an applied voltage of 400 V and an interaction length of 25.6 mm, which correspond to an estimated effective electro-optic coefficient of 0.17 pm V for the TE-polarized mode.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 30, 2005
Revised Manuscript: November 14, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: December 1, 2005

Citation
Guangyu Li, Kim A. Winick, Ali A. Said, Mark Dugan, and Philippe Bado, "Waveguide electro-optic modulator in fused silica fabricated by femtosecond laser direct writing and thermal poling," Opt. Lett. 31, 739-741 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-6-739


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