Er3+-doped glass-polymer composite thin films fabricated using combinatorial pulsed laser deposition

Zhanxiang Zhao, Gin Jose, Mehrdad Irannejad, Paul Steenson, Nikos Bamiedakis, Richard V. Penty, Ian H. White, Animesh Jha

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Abstract

Siloxane Polymer exhibits low loss in the 800-1500 nm range which varies between 0.01 and 0.66 dB cm1. It is for such low loss the material is one of the most promising candidates in the application of engineering passive and active optical devices [1, 2]. However, current polymer fabrication techniques do not provide a methodology which allows high structurally solubility of Er3+ ions in siloxane matrix. To address this problem, Yang et al.[3] demonstrated a channel waveguide amplifier with Nd 3+-complex doped polymer, whilst Wong and co-workers[4] employed Yb3+ and Er3+ co-doped polymer hosts for increasing the gain. In some recent research we demonstrated pulsed laser deposition of Er-doped tellurite glass thin films on siloxane polymer coated silica substrates[5]. Here an alternative methodology for multilayer polymer-glass composite thin films using Er3+ - Yb3+ co-doped phosphate modified tellurite (PT) glass and siloxane polymer is proposed by adopting combinatorial pulsed laser deposition (PLD).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO EUROPE/EQEC 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sep 2011
Event2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO EUROPE/EQEC 2011 - Munich, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 22 May 201126 May 2011

Conference

Conference2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO EUROPE/EQEC 2011
CountryUK United Kingdom
CityMunich
Period22/05/1126/05/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Zhao, Z., Jose, G., Irannejad, M., Steenson, P., Bamiedakis, N., Penty, R. V., ... Jha, A. (2011). Er3+-doped glass-polymer composite thin films fabricated using combinatorial pulsed laser deposition. In 2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO EUROPE/EQEC 2011 [5942854] https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE.2011.5942854