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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2006
  • pp: 1860–1862

Single-mode low-loss chalcogenide glass waveguides for the mid-infrared

Nicolas Hô, Mark C. Phillips, Hong Qiao, Paul J. Allen, Kannan Krishnaswami, Brian J. Riley, Tanya L. Myers, and Norman C. Anheier, Jr.  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 12, pp. 1860-1862 (2006)

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We demonstrate the design, fabrication, and characterization of single-mode low-loss waveguides for mid-infrared (MIR) wavelengths. Planar waveguide structures were fabricated from multilayer thin films of arsenic-based chalcogenide glasses followed by the creation of channel waveguides by using the photodarkening effect. Propagation losses as low as 0.5 dB cm were measured for a quantum cascade laser end-fire coupled into the waveguides. This is a first step toward the design and fabrication of integrated optical components for MIR applications.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.3130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics materials
(310.2790) Thin films : Guided waves

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: February 10, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 15, 2006
Published: May 25, 2006

Nicolas Hô, Mark C. Phillips, Hong Qiao, Paul J. Allen, Kannan Krishnaswami, Brian J. Riley, Tanya L. Myers, and Norman C. Anheier, "Single-mode low-loss chalcogenide glass waveguides for the mid-infrared," Opt. Lett. 31, 1860-1862 (2006)

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