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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2006 Vol.7 No.1 P.105-108


Nonlinear effect induced in thermally poled glass waveguides

Author(s):  Ren Yi-tao

Affiliation(s):  COM, Technical University of Denmark, DK-2800 Kgs.Lyngby, Denmark

Corresponding email(s):   yt_ren@yahoo.co.uk

Key Words:  Electro-optic (EO) effect, Waveguides, Glass, Poling

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Ren Yi-tao. Nonlinear effect induced in thermally poled glass waveguides[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2006, 7(1): 105-108.

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Thermally poled germanium-doped channel waveguides are presented. Multilayer waveguides containing a silicon oxynitride layer were used as charge trapper in this investigation on the effect of the internal field inside the waveguide. Compared to waveguides without the trapping layer, experimental results showed that the induced linear electro-optic (EO) coefficient increases about 20% after poling, suggesting strongly that the internal field is relatively enhanced, and showed it is a promising means for improving nonlinearity by poling in waveguides.

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