Applied Physics A

, Volume 114, Issue 1, pp 113–118

Towards low-loss lightwave circuits for non-classical optics at 800 and 1,550 nm

  • Thomas Meany
  • Simon Gross
  • Nemanja Jovanovic
  • Alexander Arriola
  • M. J. Steel
  • Michael J. Withford
Invited Paper

Abstract

We review the recent advances in integrated quantum optical technologies, with specific emphasis on the femtosecond laser direct-write technique. We present a comparative study of the processing windows which produce low-loss waveguides in two glasses, Schott AF-45 and Corning Eagle-2000. We report the losses at wavelengths 800 and 1,550 nm, the two most critical wavelengths for quantum information science. We find the iron absorption in Eagle-2000 to be the limiting factor for propagation losses, suggesting that low Fe\(^{2+}\) glasses are better suited for quantum optical science.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Meany
    • 1
  • Simon Gross
    • 1
  • Nemanja Jovanovic
    • 2
  • Alexander Arriola
    • 1
  • M. J. Steel
    • 1
  • Michael J. Withford
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Ultrahigh Bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS), MQ Photonics Research Centre, Department of Physics and AstronomyMacquarie UniversityNorth RydeAustralia
  2. 2.National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Subaru TelescopeHiloUSA

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