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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2013
  • pp: 466–471

Mid-infrared waveguides in zinc sulfide crystal

Qiang An, Yingying Ren, Yuechen Jia, Javier Rodríguez Vázquez de Aldana, and Feng Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 3, Issue 4, pp. 466-471 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.3.000466


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Abstract

Depressed cladding optical waveguides have been fabricated in a zinc sulfide (ZnS) crystal by femtosecond laser inscription. The structures support single- or multi-mode guidance at the mid-infrared wavelength of ~4 μm. The two-dimensional refractive index profiles of the single-mode waveguides have been reconstructed, and the modal profiles of TE and TM modes were calculated numerically, that show very good agreement with the measured near-field modal profiles. The minimum propagation losses of the multimode cladding waveguides at 4 μm were ~1.1 dB/cm for the TE polarization and ~1.3 dB/cm for the TM polarization.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3060) Integrated optics : Infrared
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.7380) Optical devices : Waveguides, channeled

ToC Category:
Laser Materials Processing

History
Original Manuscript: February 11, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 9, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 9, 2013
Published: March 13, 2013

Citation
Qiang An, Yingying Ren, Yuechen Jia, Javier Rodríguez Vázquez de Aldana, and Feng Chen, "Mid-infrared waveguides in zinc sulfide crystal," Opt. Mater. Express 3, 466-471 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-3-4-466


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