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Advance nanostructured materials for integrated optics
Author(s): C. N. Afonso; J. Gonzalo; M. Jiménez de Castro; R. Serna
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Paper Abstract

Integrated optics demand waveguides on Si platforms with different funtionalities and thus thin film technologies become essential tools for its development. Incorporating rare-earth ions or metal nanoparticales in dielectric hosts are respectively of interest for producing active media for gain devices or non-linear optical media with a high potential for all-optical switching. In this work, pulsed laser deposition is used to produce these materials with "dopant" distributions controlled within the nanometre scale embedded in a deilectric host. Examples will be given in which the control of this distribution is essential for achieving optimised optical transmission, propagation losses or photoluminescence lifetime. These examples are additionally used to show that controlling the separation between "dopants" becomes a useful tool to provide new insights in the understanding of interaction mechanisms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 April 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6183, Integrated Optics, Silicon Photonics, and Photonic Integrated Circuits, 61830L (20 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.668758
Show Author Affiliations
C. N. Afonso, Instituto de Optica, CSIC (Spain)
J. Gonzalo, Instituto de Optica, CSIC (Spain)
M. Jiménez de Castro, Instituto de Optica, CSIC (Spain)
R. Serna, Instituto de Optica, CSIC (Spain)

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

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