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Direct UV written waveguides and Bragg gratings in doped planar silica using a 213nm laser

Direct UV written waveguides and Bragg gratings in doped planar silica using a 213nm laser
Direct UV written waveguides and Bragg gratings in doped planar silica using a 213nm laser
In this paper, the first demonstration of simultaneous UV written Bragg gratings and waveguides in germanium and boron‐doped planar silica is presented using a 5th harmonic solid‐state nanosecond laser operating at 213 nm wavelength. The fabrication of high‐quality gratings by using a high peak power density, yielding sufficient uniformity and without any surface damage is demonstrated. The photosensitivity of the doped silica layer is investigated by measuring the local effective refractive index of the optical modes. The written gratings are used to measure grating refractive index modulation, grating detuning bandwidth and the waveguide propagation loss with a minimum value of 0.28 ± 0.07 dB cm−1. This paper shows that this new generation of pulsed UV lasers is a promising alternative for conventional longer wavelength CW laser sources used in small spot direct grating writing in doped silica.
0013-5194
331-333
Ahmed, Qazi Salman
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Ahmed, Qazi Salman, Gow, Paul C., Holmes, Christopher, Mennea, Paolo, Field, James, Bannerman, Rex, Smith, Devin, Gawith, Corin, Smith, Peter G.R. and Gates, James C. (2021) Direct UV written waveguides and Bragg gratings in doped planar silica using a 213nm laser. Electronics Letters, 57 (8), 331-333. (doi:10.1049/ell2.12126).

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Abstract

In this paper, the first demonstration of simultaneous UV written Bragg gratings and waveguides in germanium and boron‐doped planar silica is presented using a 5th harmonic solid‐state nanosecond laser operating at 213 nm wavelength. The fabrication of high‐quality gratings by using a high peak power density, yielding sufficient uniformity and without any surface damage is demonstrated. The photosensitivity of the doped silica layer is investigated by measuring the local effective refractive index of the optical modes. The written gratings are used to measure grating refractive index modulation, grating detuning bandwidth and the waveguide propagation loss with a minimum value of 0.28 ± 0.07 dB cm−1. This paper shows that this new generation of pulsed UV lasers is a promising alternative for conventional longer wavelength CW laser sources used in small spot direct grating writing in doped silica.

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Accepted/In Press date: 11 February 2021
e-pub ahead of print date: 2 March 2021
Published date: April 2021

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Local EPrints ID: 447140
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/447140
ISSN: 0013-5194
PURE UUID: 74f2ccc8-0a8d-44a9-bce4-6f104ccce9c8
ORCID for Paul C. Gow: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3247-9082
ORCID for Christopher Holmes: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9021-3760
ORCID for Corin Gawith: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3502-3558
ORCID for Peter G.R. Smith: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0319-718X
ORCID for James C. Gates: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8671-5987

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Date deposited: 04 Mar 2021 17:31
Last modified: 10 Jul 2021 01:45

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