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Rare-earth-doped polymer optical amplifiers
Author(s): Gauri V. Karve; Bipin Bihari; Ray T. Chen
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Paper Abstract

Neodymium (Nd) doped polymer based optical amplifiers have been studied. NdCl3.6H2O and Nd(III) hexafluoracetylacetonate were used as dopants. Photoluminescence at 0.89 micrometers , 1.06 micrometers and 1.33 micrometers from Nd ions in polyimide was detected. Phase separation with possible formation of liquid crystal polymer was observed in NdCl3.6H2O doped polyimide. Thin film waveguides and multimode channel waveguides were fabricated using a novel planarizing technique to reduce scattering losses. Optical gain of about 5.4 dB at 1.06 micrometers was demonstrated in a 5 cm long NdCl3.6H2O doped polyimide channel waveguide.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 April 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3950, Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits IV, (19 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.382161
Show Author Affiliations
Gauri V. Karve, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Bipin Bihari, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Ray T. Chen, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3950:
Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits IV
Yoon-Soo Park; Ray T. Chen, Editor(s)

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