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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1723–1732

Effect of annealing conditions on the physio-chemical properties of spin-coated As2Se3 chalcogenide glass films

Yi Zou, Hongtao Lin, Okechukwu Ogbuu, Lan Li, Sylvain Danto, Spencer Novak, Jacklyn Novak, J. David Musgraves, Kathleen Richardson, and Juejun Hu  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 2, Issue 12, pp. 1723-1732 (2012)

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Thin film selenide glasses have emerged as an important material for integrated photonics due to its high refractive index, mid-IR transparency and high non-linear optical indices. We prepared high-quality As2Se3 glass films using spin coating from ethylenediamine solutions. The physio-chemical properties of the films are characterized as a function of annealing conditions. Compared to bulk glasses, as-deposited films possess a distinctively different network structure due to presence of Se-Se homo-polar bonds and residual solvent. Annealing partially recovers the As-Se3 pyramid structure and brings the film refractive indices close to the bulk value. Optical loss in the films measured at 1550 nm wavelength is 9 dB/cm, which was attributed to N-H bond absorption from residual solvent.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(240.0310) Optics at surfaces : Thin films
(310.1860) Thin films : Deposition and fabrication
(310.3840) Thin films : Materials and process characterization

ToC Category:
Glass and Other Amorphous Materials

Original Manuscript: July 30, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 15, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 3, 2012
Published: November 6, 2012

Yi Zou, Hongtao Lin, Okechukwu Ogbuu, Lan Li, Sylvain Danto, Spencer Novak, Jacklyn Novak, J. David Musgraves, Kathleen Richardson, and Juejun Hu, "Effect of annealing conditions on the physio-chemical properties of spin-coated As2Se3 chalcogenide glass films," Opt. Mater. Express 2, 1723-1732 (2012)

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