Applied Physics B

, 122:245 | Cite as

Low-loss single-mode integrated waveguides in soda-lime glass

  • I. V. DyakonovEmail author
  • A. A. Kalinkin
  • M. Yu. Saygin
  • A. G. Abroskin
  • I. V. Radchenko
  • S. S. Straupe
  • S. P. Kulik


Low-loss single-mode optical waveguide fabrication process in extra-white soda-lime glass is demonstrated. Waveguiding structures are formed in bulk substrates employing femtosecond laser writing technology. The combination of a slit beam shaping method and a multiscan fabrication process enables writing of waveguides with a well-defined symmetric cross-sectional profile. Fabricated waveguides exhibit 0.86 dB/cm propagation loss for 800-nm wavelength. Bending loss in the waveguides is addressed experimentally and compared with a model for radiation loss.


Refractive Index Change Coupling Loss Arrayed Waveguide Grating Waveguide Cross Section Integrate Optical Device 
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Authors are grateful to K. S. Kravtsov for enlightening discussions and careful reading of the manuscript and to N. S. Chupriyanov for considerable help at the early stages of the experiment. This work was supported by the Russian Science Foundation (Project 16-12-00017).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of PhysicsLomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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