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Selective co-doped erbium Ti:LiNbO3 waveguide amplifiers
Author(s): Rafael Salas-Montiel; Mehmet E. Solmaz; Wee Chong Tan; Xiaomin Song; William T. Snider; Christi K. Madsen
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Paper Abstract

The aim of this work was to demonstrate the fabrication and characterization of erbium-doped optical waveguide amplifiers in X-cut Y-propagating lithium niobate (LiNbO3) by erbium (Er) and titanium (Ti) co-diffusion. Optical small-signal internal gains up to +0.6 dB/cm at 1531 nm were measured for the transverse electric (TE) and magnetic (TM) modes by optical pumping at 1488 nm with a coupled optical pump power of 95 mW in four different optical waveguide amplifier lengths. The Er and Ti co-diffusion process has shown adequate internal gain efficiency in dB/mW and a beneficial path for the development of LiNbO3-based integrated optical devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7605, Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XII, 76050L (15 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.845923
Show Author Affiliations
Rafael Salas-Montiel, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Mehmet E. Solmaz, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Wee Chong Tan, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Xiaomin Song, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
William T. Snider, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Christi K. Madsen, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7605:
Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XII
Louay A. Eldada; El-Hang Lee, Editor(s)

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