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A PbS quantum dot polymer optical waveguide amplifier
Author(s): Lugang Lan; Fufei Pang; Xiaolan Sun; Tingyun Wang
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Paper Abstract

A polymer optical waveguide amplifier based on PbS quantum dots (QDs) is demonstrated. It is fabricated by coating PbS quantum dots film on a SU-8 optical channel waveguide. The PbS QDs are synthesized by a combined colloidal and sol-gel method. The SU-8 polymer optical channel waveguide is fabricated by using a direct ultraviolet (UV) photolithography technology. With a Wavelength Division Multiplexer (WDM), the signal and pump waves can be combined and injected into the optical channel waveguide which is covered by QDs. The optical wave interacts with the PbS QDs through evanescent wave and is amplified. By using a 10mm length waveguide, a 3.0dB gain was observed at 1310nm wavelength with 980nm pump.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 November 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8308, Optoelectronic Materials and Devices VI, 830815 (28 November 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.904201
Show Author Affiliations
Lugang Lan, Shanghai Univ. (China)
Fufei Pang, Shanghai Univ. (China)
Xiaolan Sun, Shanghai Univ. (China)
Tingyun Wang, Shanghai Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8308:
Optoelectronic Materials and Devices VI
Guang-Hua Duan, Editor(s)

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