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Femtosecond written buried waveguides in silicon
Author(s): G. Matthäus; H. Kämmer; K. A. Lammers; W. Watanabe; S. Nolte
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Paper Abstract

The laser inscription of waveguides into the volume of crystalline silicon is presented. By using sub-ps laser pulses at a wavelength of 1552 nm highly localized light guiding structures with an average diameter ranging from 1 – 3 μm are achieved. The generated waveguides are characterized in terms of mode field distribution, damping losses and permanent refractive index modification. First investigations indicate an induced increase of the refractive index in the order of 10-3 to 10-2. Depending on the applied laser pulse energy single-mode to multimode like propagation behavior can be observed. At optimized processing parameters, the damping losses can be estimated below 3 dB/mm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 February 2018
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10519, Laser Applications in Microelectronic and Optoelectronic Manufacturing (LAMOM) XXIII, 105190K (16 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2289819
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G. Matthäus, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
H. Kämmer, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
K. A. Lammers, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
W. Watanabe, Ritsumeikan Univ. (Japan)
S. Nolte, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10519:
Laser Applications in Microelectronic and Optoelectronic Manufacturing (LAMOM) XXIII
Beat Neuenschwander; Costas P. Grigoropoulos; Tetsuya Makimura; Gediminas Račiukaitis, Editor(s)

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