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Active micro and nano-structured glass fiber and waveguide devices
Author(s): A. Schülzgen; J. M. Auxier; S. Honkanen; L. Li; V. L. Temyanko; S.-H. Chen; S. Suzuki; M. M. Morrell; S. Sabet; S. Sen; N. F. Borrelli; N. Peyghambarian
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Paper Abstract

Optical and electron confinement are utilized to tailor the optical characteristics of active materials and photonic devices. A technique to incorporate semiconductor quantum dots into planar glass waveguides with low propagation loss is demonstrated. The waveguides are fabricated by potassium-sodium and silver-sodium ion exchange processes in glasses that contain PbS quantum dots with radii of a few nanometers. The unique optical properties of the quantum dots are preserved throughout the waveguide fabrication process. We also demonstrate novel compact fiber lasers based on active, highly doped fibers with photonic crystal cladding. The flexibility provided by microstructuring the fiber enables improved fiber laser performance and several Watts of laser output are generated from few centimeters of active fiber.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 April 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6183, Integrated Optics, Silicon Photonics, and Photonic Integrated Circuits, 618306 (20 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.664169
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A. Schülzgen, College of Optical Sciences/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
J. M. Auxier, College of Optical Sciences/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
S. Honkanen, College of Optical Sciences/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
L. Li, College of Optical Sciences/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
V. L. Temyanko, College of Optical Sciences/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
S.-H. Chen, College of Optical Sciences/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
S. Suzuki, College of Optical Sciences/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
M. M. Morrell, College of Optical Sciences/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
S. Sabet, College of Optical Sciences/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
S. Sen, Corning Inc. (United States)
N. F. Borrelli, Corning Inc. (United States)
N. Peyghambarian, College of Optical Sciences/Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6183:
Integrated Optics, Silicon Photonics, and Photonic Integrated Circuits
Giancarlo C. Righini, Editor(s)

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