Active micro- and nano-structured glass fiber and waveguide devices

A. Schúlzgen, J. M. Auxier, S. Honkanen, L. Li, V. L. Temyanko, S. H. Chen, S. Suzuki, M. M. Morrell, S. Sabet, S. Sen, N. F. Borrelli, N. Peyghambarian

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Abstract

Otical and electron confinement are utilized to tailor the optical characteristics of active materials and photonic devices. A technique to incorporate semiconductor quantum dots into planar glass waveguides with low propagation loss is demonstrated. The waveguides are fabricated by potassium-sodium and silver-sodium ion exchange processes in glasses that contain PbS quantum dots with radii of a few nanometers. The unique optical properties of the quantum dots are preserved throughout the waveguide fabrication process. We also demonstrate novel compact fiber lasers based on active, highly doped fibers with photonic crystal cladding. The flexibility provided by microstructuring the fiber enables improved fiber laser performance and several Watts of laser output are generated from few centimeters of active fiber.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIntegrated Optics, Silicon Photonics, and Photonic Integrated Circuits
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 9 2006
EventIntegrated Optics, Silicon Photonics, and Photonic Integrated Circuits - Strasbourg, France
Duration: Apr 3 2006Apr 5 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume6183
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherIntegrated Optics, Silicon Photonics, and Photonic Integrated Circuits
CountryFrance
CityStrasbourg
Period4/3/064/5/06

Keywords

  • Fiber lasers
  • Nanostructures
  • Photonic crystal fibers
  • Quantum dots
  • Waveguides

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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    Schúlzgen, A., Auxier, J. M., Honkanen, S., Li, L., Temyanko, V. L., Chen, S. H., Suzuki, S., Morrell, M. M., Sabet, S., Sen, S., Borrelli, N. F., & Peyghambarian, N. (2006). Active micro- and nano-structured glass fiber and waveguide devices. In Integrated Optics, Silicon Photonics, and Photonic Integrated Circuits [618306] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 6183). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.664169