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Thermally tunable multiwavelength output waveguide laser source of Zirconia-Titania-ORMOSIL thin films
Author(s): Xiao Lei Zhu; Lei Shi; Jun Wang; Chao Ye; Dennis Lo
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Paper Abstract

Organic laser dye doped Zirconia-Titania-ORMOSIL waveguide thin films with refractive index from 1.55 to 1.59 were prepared by the sol-gel method. The thickness can be varied from 0.97 μm to 10 μm by changing coating speed. Distributed feedback waveguide lasing with multi-wavelength were observed with a periodic gain modulation induced by a frequency-doubled Nd:Yttritium-aluminum-garnet (YAG) laser. Wavelength tuning typically from 597 nm to 602 nm was demonstrated in Rhodamine 6G doped multiple mode waveguiding ZrO2-TiO2-ORMOSIL thin films DFB configuration by varying the temperature from 20°C to 120°C. The thermal coefficients of DFB waveguide laser wavelength and the refractive index of the film were deduced. This compact DFB laser device can be applied to measure the thermal coefficients of refractive index of the active films, and used as a remote temperature sensor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5177, Gradient Index, Miniature, and Diffractive Optical Systems III, (10 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.504683
Show Author Affiliations
Xiao Lei Zhu, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Lei Shi, Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong (China)
Jun Wang, Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong (China)
Chao Ye, Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong (China)
Dennis Lo, Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5177:
Gradient Index, Miniature, and Diffractive Optical Systems III
Thomas J. Suleski, Editor(s)

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