Low propagation loss silicon-on-sapphire waveguides for the mid-infrared

Date

2011

Authors

Li, Fangxin
Jackson, Stuart D
Grillet, Christian
Magi, Eric
Hudson, Darren
Madden, Steven J.
Moghe, Yashodhan
O’Brien, Christopher
Read, Andrew
Duvall, Steven G.

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Optical Society of America

Abstract

We report record low loss silicon-on-sapphire nanowires for applications to mid infrared optics. We achieve propagation losses as low as 0.8dB/cm at λ = 1550nm, ~1.1 to 1.4dB/cm at λ = 2080nm and < 2dB/cm at λ = 5.18 μm.

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Keywords: Low loss; Low propagation loss; Mid-infrared optics; Midinfrared; Propagation loss; Silicon-on-sapphire; Nanowires; Sapphire; aluminum oxide; nanowire; silicon; article; chemistry; crystallization; equipment design; infrared spectrophotometry; methodology

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Optics Express

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Journal article

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10.1364/OE.19.015212

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