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Opt Lett. 2011 Aug 1;36(15):2922-4. doi: 10.1364/OL.36.002922.

Realization of single-mode telluride rib waveguides for mid-IR applications between 10 and 20 μm.

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Institut Charles Gerhardt de Montpellier, UMR 5253, Université Montpellier II, Place Eugène Bataillon, 34095 Montpellier 5, France. cvigreux@lpmc.univ‑


The feasibility of all-telluride integrated optics devices based on waveguides presenting a single-mode behavior in the spectral range (10-20 μm) is demonstrated. These waveguides are constituted of a several micrometer thick Te(82)Ge(18) film deposited onto a Te(75)Ge(15)Ga(10) bulk glass substrate by thermal coevaporation and further etched by reactive ion etching under the CHF(3)/O(2)/Ar atmosphere. The obtained structures were proven to behave as channel waveguides with a good single-mode transmission over the whole spectral range. These results allowed validating our technological solution for the fabrication of integrated optics modal filters for spatial interferometry.

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