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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2011
  • pp: 4548–4550

Strain field manipulation in ultrafast laser inscribed BiB 3 O 6 optical waveguides for nonlinear applications

S. J. Beecher, R. R. Thomson, D. T. Reid, N. D. Psaila, M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, and A. K. Kar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 23, pp. 4548-4550 (2011)

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A novel technique was used to control the spatial overlap of the orthogonal linearly polarized waveguide modes in ultrafast laser inscribed BiB 3 O 6 waveguides. We report that the strain fields induced by the expansion of material in the laser focus can be considered independently in the design of “type II” waveguides guiding orthogonal linearly polarized light. The waveguide with the optimal mode overlap was used for type I birefringently phase-matched second-harmonic generation of a continuous wave laser source at 1047 nm .

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: August 26, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 6, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 18, 2011
Published: November 23, 2011

S. J. Beecher, R. R. Thomson, D. T. Reid, N. D. Psaila, M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, and A. K. Kar, "Strain field manipulation in ultrafast laser inscribed BiB3O6 optical waveguides for nonlinear applications," Opt. Lett. 36, 4548-4550 (2011)

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