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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2010
  • pp: 520–522

High-gain optical amplification in Eu 3 + -doped polymer

Kwok Chu Tsang, Chun-Yuen Wong, and Edwin Yue Bun Pun  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 4, pp. 520-522 (2010)

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Europium ( Eu 3 + ) -doped epoxy-based resin Norland optical adhesive (NOA) polymers have been prepared and characterized optically. Quartz capillary tube encapsulated Eu 3 + -doped NOA polymeric waveguides have been fabricated via a simple withdrawal molding technique. Optical amplification at 612 nm wavelength has been demonstrated in these waveguide devices, and the signal enhancements for different lengths of the devices have been measured. A maximum signal enhancement of 30   dB has been obtained for a 16 mm long device.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics materials
(230.4480) Optical devices : Optical amplifiers
(130.5460) Integrated optics : Polymer waveguides

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: November 5, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 29, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 4, 2010
Published: February 9, 2010

Kwok Chu Tsang, Chun-Yuen Wong, and Edwin Yue Bun Pun, "High-gain optical amplification in Eu3+-doped polymer," Opt. Lett. 35, 520-522 (2010)

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