TITLE

1.3 μm light amplification in dye-doped hybrid sol-gel channel waveguides

AUTHOR(S)
Casalboni, M.; De Matteis, F.; Merlo, V.; Prosposito, P.; Russo, R.; Schutzmann, S.
PUB. DATE
July 2003
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;7/21/2003, Vol. 83 Issue 3, p416
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We report on light amplification of dye-doped hybrid channel waveguides in the near-infrared region. Films have been grown both on glass and silicon substrates by a spin-coating process that uses a hybrid organic/inorganic sol-gel route. Doped films have been obtained by incorporation of an organic dye (IR1051) emitting in the 1.1-1.3 μm spectral region. Active channel waveguides have been synthesized by photolitographic and ion-milling techniques. An optical gain of about 11 cm[SUP-1] was estimated by amplified spontaneous emission measurements. An estimation of the optical losses of the hybrid waveguides is also reported.
ACCESSION #
10281627

 

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