Strip-loaded structure for ion-exchanged Er3+-doped glass waveguide amplifiers

G. Nunzi Conti, P. Ayras, C. Cavaliere, B. C. Hwang, T. Luo, J. T. Rantala, S. Jiang, S. Honkanen, N. Peyghambarian

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A new strip-loaded structure for ion-exchanged waveguide amplifiers in Er3+-doped glass is suggested. The fabrication of these waveguides lacks steps such as mask deposition and burial process that can be critical for some glasses. A simple numerical modeling shows that similar, or even higher, gain values as in ion-exchanged buried waveguides can be achieved. Preliminary experimental data for the fabrication of the strip-loaded structure are also reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)122-128
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 Rare-Earth-Doped Materials and Devices III - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 27 1999Jan 28 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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