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Magneto-optical mode conversion in a hybrid glass waveguide made by sol-gel and ion-exchange techniques
Author(s): François Royer; Hadi Amata; François Parsy; Damien Jamon; Elise Ghibaudo; Jean-Emmanuel Broquin; Sophie Neveu
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Paper Abstract

The integration of magneto-optical materials with classical technologies being still a difficult problem, this study explores the possibility to realize a mode converter based on a hybrid structure. A composite magneto-optical layer made of a silica/zirconia matrix doped by magnetic nanoparticles is coated on the top face of ion-exchanged glass waveguides. Optical characterizations that have been carried out demonstrated the efficiency of these hybrid structures in terms of lateral confinement. Furthermore, TE to TM mode conversion has been observed when a longitudinal magnetic field is applied to the device. The amount of this conversion is analysed taking into account the magneto-optical confinement and the modal birefringence of the structure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 2012
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8264, Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XVI, 826403 (1 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.910696
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François Royer, Univ. de Lyon (France)
Univ. Jean Monnet Saint-Etienne (France)
Hadi Amata, Univ. de Lyon (France)
Univ. Jean Monnet Saint-Etienne (France)
François Parsy, IMEP-LAHC (France)
Damien Jamon, Univ. de Lyon (France)
Univ. Jean Monnet Saint-Etienne (France)
Elise Ghibaudo, IMEP-LAHC (France)
Jean-Emmanuel Broquin, IMEP-LAHC (France)
Sophie Neveu, PECSA, CNRS, Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8264:
Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XVI
Jean Emmanuel Broquin; Gualtiero Nunzi Conti, Editor(s)

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