16 September 2016 Fabrication of optical ridge waveguide in lithium niobate by argon sputtering and titanium self-alignment in-diffusion
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We report a simple way of etching lithium niobate (LN) to build ridge waveguides. Argon plasma is used in an RF-sputtering chamber to etch the LN. The height of waveguide walls reaches 2.5  μm and a titanium self-alignment in-diffusion process is used to make the waveguide. Several diffusion times and different waveguides width are used to compare the mode properties and proportion of light that is confined in the ridge section of the waveguide.
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Hadi Dehghan Nayeri, Reza Asadi, Mohammad Malekmohammad, "Fabrication of optical ridge waveguide in lithium niobate by argon sputtering and titanium self-alignment in-diffusion," Journal of Nanophotonics 10(3), 036016 (16 September 2016). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JNP.10.036016 . Submission:
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