17 May 2010 Fast writing of soliton waveguides in lithium niobate with a low-power blue-violet laser
Author Affiliations +
Abstract
We report soliton waveguide creation in lithium niobate crystals with 405nm c.w. radiation from a low-cost blue-violet laser diode. The high photorefractive sensitivity of lithium niobate at this wavelength allows fast soliton waveguide writing with low light power (~40nW). The writing process of soliton waveguides at this wavelength is experimentally studied. We also show the convenient writing of soliton waveguides arrays in the crystal volume and the good propagation of femtosecond pulses (at 1030 nm) through these waveguides. These waveguides are good candidates for all-optical integrated photonics.
© (2010) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
S. T. Popescu, S. T. Popescu, A. Petris, A. Petris, V. I. Vlad, V. I. Vlad, E. Fazio, E. Fazio, } "Fast writing of soliton waveguides in lithium niobate with a low-power blue-violet laser", Proc. SPIE 7469, ROMOPTO 2009: Ninth Conference on Optics: Micro- to Nanophotonics II, 74690I (17 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.867544; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.867544
PROCEEDINGS
7 PAGES


SHARE
Back to Top