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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1438–1440

Ion-implanted optical-stripe waveguides in neodymium-doped calcium barium niobate crystals

Yang Tan, Feng Chen, Daniel Jaque, Wen-Lan Gao, Huai-Jin Zhang, Jose Garcia Solé, and Hong-Ji Ma  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 9, pp. 1438-1440 (2009)

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We report on the fabrication and characterization of optical-stripe waveguides in neodymium-doped calcium barium niobate (Nd:CBN) crystals by using He ion implantation assisted with a mask. The guided-mode profiles are successfully modeled through numerical simulations. After annealing at 200 ° C for 30 min , the waveguide propagation loss could be reduced down to 3 dB cm . Room-temperature microluminescence and micro-Raman investigations reveal that the crystal bulk features are well preserved in the active volume of the waveguide, suggesting possible applications as integrated photonic devices.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(230.7380) Optical devices : Waveguides, channeled

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: February 17, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 30, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 3, 2009
Published: April 28, 2009

Yang Tan, Feng Chen, Daniel Jaque, Wen-Lan Gao, Huai-Jin Zhang, Jose Garcia Solé, and Hong-Ji Ma, "Ion-implanted optical-stripe waveguides in neodymium-doped calcium barium niobate crystals," Opt. Lett. 34, 1438-1440 (2009)

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