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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3999–4001

Femtosecond direct-write ├╝berstructure waveguide Bragg gratings in ZBLAN

Simon Gross, Martin Ams, David G. Lancaster, Tanya M. Monro, Alexander Fuerbach, and Michael J. Withford  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 19, pp. 3999-4001 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.003999


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Abstract

Strong waveguide Bragg gratings (10.5 dB transmission dip) were fabricated using the femtosecond (fs) laser direct-write technique in ZBLAN glass. The Bragg gratings are based on depressed cladding waveguides and consist of planes, periodic according to the Bragg condition, which are constructed from a transverse hexagonal lattice of smaller point features. Such gratings are a key step toward the realization of mid-infrared monolithic waveguide lasers using the fs laser direct-write technique.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(350.3390) Other areas of optics : Laser materials processing

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: July 9, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 17, 2012
Published: September 20, 2012

Citation
Simon Gross, Martin Ams, David G. Lancaster, Tanya M. Monro, Alexander Fuerbach, and Michael J. Withford, "Femtosecond direct-write überstructure waveguide Bragg gratings in ZBLAN," Opt. Lett. 37, 3999-4001 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-19-3999

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