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Evanescently coupled fs laser-written type II waveguide array in lithium niobate
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Paper Abstract

We report the realization of an evanescently coupled laser-written type II array in χ-cut Lithium niobate. Certain processing parameters allow evanescent fields to extend beyond the regions of damage, while still increasing the index sufficiently to guide light. An array consisting of eleven coupled waveguides was fabricated. Coupling was evaluated by observing discrete diffraction patterns of single waveguide excitations at various array sites. Homogeneous coupling was verified within the array, while the outermost guides are slightly detuned due to being formed by just one damage structure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7203, Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast Lasers IX, 72030H (25 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.814480
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Matthias Heinrich, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Felix Dreisow, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Alexander Szameit, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Jens Thomas, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Sven Döring, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Stefan Nolte, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Andreas Tünnermann, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (Germany)
Antonio Ancona, CNR-INFM Regional Lab. LIT (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7203:
Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast Lasers IX
Joseph Neev; Stefan Nolte; Alexander Heisterkamp; Rick P. Trebino, Editor(s)

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