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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2010
  • pp: 4036–4038

Ultrafast laser inscription of near-infrared waveguides in polycrystalline ZnSe

J. R. Macdonald, R. R. Thomson, S. J. Beecher, N. D. Psaila, H. T. Bookey, and A. K. Kar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 23, pp. 4036-4038 (2010)

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We report the successful fabrication of a low-loss near-IR waveguide in polycrystalline ZnSe using ultrafast laser inscription. The waveguide, which was inscribed using the multiscan fabrication technique, supported a well- confined mode at 1.55 μm . Propagation losses were characterized at 1.55 μm using the Fabry–Perot technique and found to be 1.07 dB · cm 1 ± 0.03 dB · cm 1 .

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OCIS Codes
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(220.4610) Optical design and fabrication : Optical fabrication
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: August 23, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 8, 2010
Published: November 24, 2010

J. R. Macdonald, R. R. Thomson, S. J. Beecher, N. D. Psaila, H. T. Bookey, and A. K. Kar, "Ultrafast laser inscription of near-infrared waveguides in polycrystalline ZnSe," Opt. Lett. 35, 4036-4038 (2010)

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