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Er-doped hybrid sol-gel materials
Author(s): Pascal Etienne; Paul Coudray; J. N. Piliez; Jerome Porque; Yves Moreau
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Paper Abstract

The existence of optical amplification at 1.55 micrometers wavelength in channel waveguides using Erbium dopent and 980 nm laser pump involves an OH and CH3 groups quantity as low as possible. Moreover, a high refractive index variation between the guide and the cladding is necessary to induce a maximum confinement and then increase the dopent efficiency. In this way, we propose a study of different routes we explored to reach this goal: use of F catalysis (to enhance condensation), hybrophobic precursors to reduce the OH quantity, and a diacrylate monomer whose reactivity allows a high refractive index change under UV light exposure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 October 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3803, Materials and Devices for Photonic Circuits, (27 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.366746
Show Author Affiliations
Pascal Etienne, Univ. de Montpellier II (France)
Paul Coudray, Univ. de Montpellier II (France)
J. N. Piliez, Univ. de Montpellier II (France)
Jerome Porque, Univ. de Montpellier II (France)
Yves Moreau, Univ. de Montpellier II (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3803:
Materials and Devices for Photonic Circuits
Mario Nicola Armenise; Walter Pecorella; Liliane G. Hubert-Pfalzgraf; S. Iraj Najafi, Editor(s)

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