MeV ion beam induced index of refraction changes in layered GaAs/AlGaAs waveguides

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Previously, we showed that localized optical modifications could be produced without subsequent post thermal annealing in selectively masked planar GaAs/Al{sub .4}Ga{sub .6}As waveguide structures using 10 MeV oxygen ions. In our present investigation, irradiation experiments were performed on masked GaAs/Al{sub .4}Ga{sub .6}As waveguide samples at 298 K using 10 MeV oxygen and 8 MeV carbon ions. The two ion incident energies were chosen to yield the maximum electronic stopping power near the interface separating the top cladding layer and the guiding layer. This localized modification process emphasizes the crucial role that the electronic energy transfer plays on the degree to ... continued below

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Taylor, T.; Ila, D. & Zimmerman, R.L. December 31, 1995.

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Previously, we showed that localized optical modifications could be produced without subsequent post thermal annealing in selectively masked planar GaAs/Al{sub .4}Ga{sub .6}As waveguide structures using 10 MeV oxygen ions. In our present investigation, irradiation experiments were performed on masked GaAs/Al{sub .4}Ga{sub .6}As waveguide samples at 298 K using 10 MeV oxygen and 8 MeV carbon ions. The two ion incident energies were chosen to yield the maximum electronic stopping power near the interface separating the top cladding layer and the guiding layer. This localized modification process emphasizes the crucial role that the electronic energy transfer plays on the degree to which the refractive index of the guiding layer is altered. Propagation loss measurements on the fabricated channel waveguides were performed by end fire coupling a laser diode source at a wavelength of 1.3 {mu}m. Observation of the extracted propagation loss values reveal that further optimization of the ion beam parameters are required before practical applications can be achieved. The relative efficiency of the various ions to induce optically altered regions which serve as lateral confinement barriers of laser light shows that this fabrication process is sensitive to the ion beam current.

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  • Fall meeting of the Materials Research Society (MRS), Boston, MA (United States), 27 Nov - 1 Dec 1995

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  • Report No.: CONF-951155--103
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 218279
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc669285

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Taylor, T.; Ila, D. & Zimmerman, R.L. MeV ion beam induced index of refraction changes in layered GaAs/AlGaAs waveguides, article, December 31, 1995; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc669285/: accessed May 27, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.