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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David Hagan
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2014
  • pp: 541–552

Optimisation of microstructured waveguides in z-cut LiNbO3 crystals

Huseyin Karakuzu, Mykhaylo Dubov, Sonia Boscolo, Leonid A. Melnikov, and Yulia A. Mazhirina  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4, Issue 3, pp. 541-552 (2014)

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We present a practical approach to the numerical optimisation of the guiding properties of buried microstructured waveguides, which can be fabricated in a z-cut lithium niobate (LiNbO3) crystal by the method of direct femtosecond laser inscription. We demonstrate the possibility to extend the spectral range of low-loss operation of the waveguide into the mid-infrared region beyond 3μm.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides

ToC Category:
Waveguide and Optoelectronic Devices

Original Manuscript: January 6, 2014
Revised Manuscript: February 9, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 9, 2014
Published: February 25, 2014

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Huseyin Karakuzu, Mykhaylo Dubov, Sonia Boscolo, Leonid A. Melnikov, and Yulia A. Mazhirina, "Optimisation of microstructured waveguides in z-cut LiNbO3 crystals," Opt. Mater. Express 4, 541-552 (2014)

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