The optimization of erbium-doped Ta2O5 thin film waveguides deposited by magnetron sputtering onto thermally oxidized silicon wafer is described. Optical constants of the film were determined by ellipsometry. For the slab waveguides, background losses below 0.4 dB/cm at 633 nm have been obtained before post-annealing. The samples, when pumped at 980 nm yielded a broad photoluminescence spectrum (FWHM∼50 nm) centred at 1534 nm, corresponding to 4I13/2-4I15/2 transition of Er3+ ion. The samples were annealed up to 600 °C and both photoluminescence power and fluorescence lifetime increase with post-annealing temperature and a fluorescence lifetime of 2.4 ms was achieved, yielding promising results for compact waveguide amplifiers. © 2009.
|Titolo:||Waveguiding and photoluminescence in Er3+-doped Ta2O5 planar waveguides|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo su Rivista/Article|