Control of the properties of micro-structured waveguides in lithium niobate crystal

Huseyin Karakuzu, Mykhaylo Dubov, Sonia Boscolo

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We study numerically depressed-index cladding, buried, micro-structured optical waveguides that can be formed in a lithium niobate crystal by femtosecond laser writing. We demonstrate to which extent the waveguiding properties can be controlled by the waveguide geometry at the relatively moderate induced refractive index contrasts that are typical of the direct femtosecond inscription.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17122-17130
Number of pages9
JournalOptics Express
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jul 2013

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  • lithium niobate
  • microstructured waveguide
  • fs laser microfabrication
  • depressed cladding
  • propagation losses
  • mid-IR


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