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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 3 — Jul. 1, 2011
  • pp: 357–364

Fabrication and testing of all-telluride rib waveguides for nulling interferometry

C. Vigreux, E. Barthélémy, L. Bastard, J.-E. Broquin, S. Ménard, M. Barillot, G. Parent, and A. Pradel  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 1, Issue 3, pp. 357-364 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.1.000357


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Abstract

The feasibility of two types of all-telluride integrated optics devices being able to single-mode guiding of light in the spectral ranges [6-11 µm] and [10-20 µm], respectively, has been demonstrated. The so-called “rib” waveguides show a several micron thick Te82Ge18 film deposited onto a Te75Ge15Ga10 bulk glass substrate by thermal co-evaporation and further etched by reactive ion etching in CHF3/O2/Ar atmosphere. The obtained structures were proved to behave as channel waveguides with a satisfactory confinement of light in the whole spectral ranges. These results allowed validation of our technological solution for the fabrication of micro-components for spatial interferometry.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3060) Integrated optics : Infrared
(310.6845) Thin films : Thin film devices and applications

ToC Category:
Materials for Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 5, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 23, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 3, 2011
Published: June 7, 2011

Virtual Issues
Advances in Optical Materials (2011) Optical Materials Express

Citation
C. Vigreux, E. Barthélémy, L. Bastard, J.-E. Broquin, S. Ménard, M. Barillot, G. Parent, and A. Pradel, "Fabrication and testing of all-telluride rib waveguides for nulling interferometry," Opt. Mater. Express 1, 357-364 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-1-3-357


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