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Inorganic nanoparticles in organic-inorganic hybrid hosts for planar waveguides
Author(s): Rogeria Rocha Goncalves; Giovanni Carturan; Sergio Scarpari; D. C. Oliveira; Luciano A. Bueno; Sidney J. L. Ribeiro; Younes Messaddeq; Maurizio Ferrari; Maurizio Montagna; J. P. Rainho; L. D. Carlos
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Paper Abstract

Planar waveguides have been prepared on the ZrO2-(3-glycidiloxypropyl)trimethoxysilane (GPTS) system. Stable sols containing ZrO2 nanoparticles have been prepared and characterized by Photon Correlation Spectroscopy. The nanosized sol was embedded in (3-glycidoxipropil)trimethoxisilane (GPTS) used as a hybrid host for posterior deposition. The optical parameters of the waveguides such as refractive index, thickness and propagating modes and attenuation coefficient were measured at 632.8, 543.5 and 1550 nm by the prism coupling technique as a function of the ZrO2 content. The planar waveguides present thickness of a few micra and support well confined propagating modes. Er3+ doped samples display weak and broad (Δλ≈96nm) emission at 1.5μm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 November 2002
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4805, Design and Fabrication of Planar Optical Waveguide Devices and Materials, (25 November 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.456538
Show Author Affiliations
Rogeria Rocha Goncalves, Univ. degli Studi di Trento (Italy)
Giovanni Carturan, Univ. degli Studi di Trento (Italy)
Sergio Scarpari, Univ. Estadual Paulista (Brazil)
D. C. Oliveira, Univ. Estadual Paulista (Brazil)
Luciano A. Bueno, Univ. Estadual Paulista (Brazil)
Sidney J. L. Ribeiro, Univ. Estadual Paulista (Brazil)
Younes Messaddeq, Univ. Estadual Paulista (Brazil)
Maurizio Ferrari, IFN-CNR (Italy)
Maurizio Montagna, INFM/Univ. degli Studi di Trento (Italy)
J. P. Rainho, Univ. of Aveiro (Portugal)
L. D. Carlos, Univ. of Aveiro (Portugal)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4805:
Design and Fabrication of Planar Optical Waveguide Devices and Materials
Robert A. Norwood, Editor(s)

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