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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2014
  • pp: 2522–2525

Chalcogenide waveguides on a sapphire substrate for mid-IR applications

Amir Herzog, Benjamin Hadad, Victor Lyubin, Matvey Klebanov, Avraham Reiner, Avishay Shamir, and Amiel A. Ishaaya  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 8, pp. 2522-2525 (2014)

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We report on the fabrication of arsenic tri-sulfide chalcogenide strip waveguides on a sapphire substrate, suitable for guiding 0.55–5 μm wavelengths. Propagation losses measured using the Fabry–Perot resonator technique are 2.78dB/cm. The chalcogenide layer refractive index dispersion is evaluated by measuring the transmission as a function of wavelength prior to waveguide fabrication. Numerical simulations are used to compare between silica and sapphire substrates for mid-IR transmittance and to calculate the waveguide’s effective refractive index in a suggested design. The use of a low-loss sapphire substrate redefines the mid-IR boundaries of chalcogenide waveguides for linear and nonlinear applications.

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OCIS Codes
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(230.2035) Optical devices : Dispersion compensation devices
(230.7405) Optical devices : Wavelength conversion devices
(130.3990) Integrated optics : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: November 15, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 16, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 17, 2014
Published: April 15, 2014

Amir Herzog, Benjamin Hadad, Victor Lyubin, Matvey Klebanov, Avraham Reiner, Avishay Shamir, and Amiel A. Ishaaya, "Chalcogenide waveguides on a sapphire substrate for mid-IR applications," Opt. Lett. 39, 2522-2525 (2014)

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