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Application of multi-wavelength m-lines spectroscopy for optical analysis of sol-gel prepared waveguide thin films
Author(s): Yu-Chun Wu; Maricela Villanueva-Ibañez; Cécile Le Luyer; Jun Shen; Jacques Mugnier
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Paper Abstract

M-lines spectroscopy (MLS) is an accurate, to within 10-3-10-4, nondestructive technique for measuring optogeometric parameters (refractive index and thickness) of thin planar step-index waveguide films. Two exciting polarizations can be used and information about the film anisotropy derived. Usually, MLS uses only one wavelength, which may be disadvantageous in some cases. We have developed an MLS setup that includes a set of lasers emitting in the range of 405 to 1550 nm to conduct multi-wavelength MLS (MWMLS). MWMLS offers an opportunity to obtain more detailed optical information, e.g., index profiles and dispersion curves, especially important for sol-gel prepared waveguide thin films that are relatively porous and whose structure depends on the annealing treatment. The paper presents a detailed description of the MWMLS setup. By using sol-gel prepared waveguide thin films of Y2O3, HfO2:Eu3+, and TiO2, optical measurements are exemplified. Proceeding from the measurements, the advantages and limitations of the method are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 June 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5946, Optical Materials and Applications, 59461E (13 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.639183
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Yu-Chun Wu, Lab. de Physico-Chimie des Matériaux Luminescents, CNRS, Univ. Claude Bernard Lyon I (France)
Maricela Villanueva-Ibañez, Lab. de Physico-Chimie des Matériaux Luminescents, CNRS, Univ. Claude Bernard Lyon I (France)
Cécile Le Luyer, Lab. de Physico-Chimie des Matériaux Luminescents, CNRS, Univ. Claude Bernard Lyon I (France)
Jun Shen, Tongji Univ. (China)
Jacques Mugnier, Lab. de Physico-Chimie des Matériaux Luminescents, CNRS, Univ. Claude Bernard Lyon I (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5946:
Optical Materials and Applications
Arnold Rosental, Editor(s)

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