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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2014
  • pp: 384–395

Preparation of arsenic sulfide thin films for integrated optical elements by spiral bar coating

Karel Palka, Tomas Syrovy, Siegmund Schröter, Sven Brückner, Manfred Rothhardt, and Miroslav Vlcek  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4, Issue 2, pp. 384-395 (2014)

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We report on the preparation of thin As35S65 films from their amine based solutions by a spiral bar coating technique on flexible PET substrates and the direct writing of subwavelength surface corrugated gratings with a period of 350 nm into these films by excimer laser interference lithography. The structural and optical properties of bar coated As35S65 glass are investigated in detail and compared with those of samples fabricated by vacuum thermal evaporation. The polarization dependent spectral filtering properties of the guided mode resonance devices built by the waveguiding thin films and the surface relief gratings written by a single laser pulse are presented finally.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(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
(130.7408) Integrated optics : Wavelength filtering devices

ToC Category:
Glass and Other Amorphous Materials

Original Manuscript: December 23, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 20, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 20, 2014
Published: January 29, 2014

Karel Palka, Tomas Syrovy, Siegmund Schröter, Sven Brückner, Manfred Rothhardt, and Miroslav Vlcek, "Preparation of arsenic sulfide thin films for integrated optical elements by spiral bar coating," Opt. Mater. Express 4, 384-395 (2014)

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