Single- and double-energy N+ - Irradiated planar waveguides in eulytine and sillenite type BGO crystals

Bányász, István and Zolnai, Zsolt and Pelli, S. and Berneschi, S. and Fried, Miklós and Lohner, Tivadar and Nunzi-Conti, G. and Righini, G. C. (2013) Single- and double-energy N+ - Irradiated planar waveguides in eulytine and sillenite type BGO crystals. PROCEEDINGS OF SPIE - THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR OPTICAL ENGINEERING, 8627. pp. 1-11. ISSN 0277-786X

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Bismuth germanate is a well known scintillator material. It is also used in nonlinear optics, e.g. for building Pockels cells, and can also be used in the fabrication of photorefractive devices. In the present work planar and channel optical waveguides were designed and fabricated in eulytine (Bi4Ge3O12) and sillenite (Bi12GeO20) type bismuth germanate crystals using single- and double-energy irradiation with N+ ions in the 2.5 MeV < E < 3.5 range. Planar waveguides were fabricated via scanning a 2 mm x 2 mm beam over the waveguide area. Typical fluences were between 1 • 1015 and 2 • 1016 ions/cm2. Multi-wavelength m-line spectroscopy and spectroscopic ellipsometry were used for the characterization of the ion beam irradiated waveguides. Waveguide structures obtained from the ellipsometric data via simulation were compared to N+ ion distributions calculated using the Stopping and Range of Ions in Matter (SRIM) code. M-lines could be detected up to a wavelength of 1310 nm in the planar waveguide fabricated in sillenite type BGO, and up to 1550 nm in those fabricated in eulytine type BGO.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: planar optical waveguides, ion beam irradiation, bismuth germanate, eulytine type BGO, sillenite type BGO, m-line spectroscopy, spectroscopic ellipsometry
Subjects: T Technology / alkalmazott, műszaki tudományok > T2 Technology (General) / műszaki tudományok általában
Depositing User: Andrea Bolgár
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2013 07:21
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2013 07:45

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