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Title: Compact cladding-pumped planar waveguide amplifier and fabrication method

Abstract

A low-cost, high performance cladding-pumped planar waveguide amplifier and fabrication method, for deployment in metro and access networks. The waveguide amplifier has a compact monolithic slab architecture preferably formed by first sandwich bonding an erbium-doped core glass slab between two cladding glass slabs to form a multi-layer planar construction, and then slicing the construction into multiple unit constructions. Using lithographic techniques, a silver stripe is deposited and formed at a top or bottom surface of each unit construction and over a cross section of the bonds. By heating the unit construction in an oven and applying an electric field, the silver stripe is then ion diffused to increase the refractive indices of the core and cladding regions, with the diffusion region of the core forming a single mode waveguide, and the silver diffusion cladding region forming a second larger waveguide amenable to cladding pumping with broad area diodes.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of California, Oakland, CA (United States); Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1174553
Patent Number(s):
6,640,040
Application Number:
10/098,264
Assignee:
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-46
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY

Citation Formats

Bayramian, Andy J., Beach, Raymond J., Honea, Eric, Murray, James E., and Payne, Stephen A. Compact cladding-pumped planar waveguide amplifier and fabrication method. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Bayramian, Andy J., Beach, Raymond J., Honea, Eric, Murray, James E., & Payne, Stephen A. Compact cladding-pumped planar waveguide amplifier and fabrication method. United States.
Bayramian, Andy J., Beach, Raymond J., Honea, Eric, Murray, James E., and Payne, Stephen A. 2003. "Compact cladding-pumped planar waveguide amplifier and fabrication method". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1174553.
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abstractNote = {A low-cost, high performance cladding-pumped planar waveguide amplifier and fabrication method, for deployment in metro and access networks. The waveguide amplifier has a compact monolithic slab architecture preferably formed by first sandwich bonding an erbium-doped core glass slab between two cladding glass slabs to form a multi-layer planar construction, and then slicing the construction into multiple unit constructions. Using lithographic techniques, a silver stripe is deposited and formed at a top or bottom surface of each unit construction and over a cross section of the bonds. By heating the unit construction in an oven and applying an electric field, the silver stripe is then ion diffused to increase the refractive indices of the core and cladding regions, with the diffusion region of the core forming a single mode waveguide, and the silver diffusion cladding region forming a second larger waveguide amenable to cladding pumping with broad area diodes.},
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