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Flexible photonics: RF-sputtering fabrication of glass-based systems operating under mechanical deformation conditions
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Paper Abstract

We present the radio frequency sputtering fabrication protocols for the fabrication on flexible polymeric substrates of glass-based 1D photonic crystals and erbium activated planar waveguides. Various characterization techniques, such as atomic force microscopy and optical microscopy, are employed to put in evidence the good adhesion of the glass coating on the polymeric substrates. Transmittance measurements are performed on the multilayer structure and indicate that there are no differences between the samples deposited on the polymeric and SiO2 substrates, even after bending. Prism coupling technique is used to measure the optical parameter of the planar waveguide fabricated on flexible substrates. The 4I13/24I15/2 emission band, detected upon TE0 mode excitation at 514.5 nm, exhibits the spectral shape characteristic of Er3+ ions embedded in a crystalline environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 2020
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 11357, Fiber Lasers and Glass Photonics: Materials through Applications II, 1135705 (1 April 2020);
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Alessandro Chiasera, IFN-CNR (Italy)
Osman Sayginer, Univ. of Trento (Italy)
IFN-CNR (Italy)
Erica Iacob, MNF, Ctr. for Materials and Microsystems (Italy)
Anna Szczurek, Wroclaw Univ. of Science and Technology (Poland)
Stefano Varas, IFN-CNR (Italy)
Justyna Krzak, Wroclaw Univ. of Science and Technology (Poland)
Oreste S. Bursi, Univ. of Trento (Italy)
IFN-CNR (Italy)
Daniele Zonta, Univ. of Trento (Italy)
IFN-CNR (Italy)
Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Anna Lukowiak, Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research (Poland)
Giancarlo C. Righini, IFAC-CNR (Italy)
Maurizio Ferrari, IFN-CNR (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11357:
Fiber Lasers and Glass Photonics: Materials through Applications II
Maurizio Ferrari; Jacob I. Mackenzie; Stefano Taccheo, Editor(s)

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