Optical Waveguides in LiF by Ion-beam Irradiation: Fabrication and Characterisation

Pelli, S., Righini, G.C., Quercioli, F., Tiribilli, B., Vassalli, M. , Cremona, M. and Pereira, J.A.M. (2004) Optical Waveguides in LiF by Ion-beam Irradiation: Fabrication and Characterisation. In: 2003 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (CLEO/Europe 2003), Munich, Germany, 22-27 Jun 2003, p. 682. ISBN 0780377346 (doi:10.1109/CLEOE.2003.1313740)

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Abstract

In our experiments, we have successfully managed to produce optical waveguides in polished LiF crystals by using He/sup +/ ion beam irradiation. The beam was masked by a metal window, producing large irradiated stripes about 1 mm wide. Irradiation energy was chosen to be 1.1 MeV, since it allowed to produce 3 /spl mu/m thick waveguides with a parabolic colour centre creation and thus refractive index profile, which was very suitable for characterisation purposes.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Vassalli, Dr Massimo
Authors: Pelli, S., Righini, G.C., Quercioli, F., Tiribilli, B., Vassalli, M., Cremona, M., and Pereira, J.A.M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Biomedical Engineering
Journal Name:Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Technical Digest
ISBN:0780377346

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