A novel photodefinable polymer containing rare-earth doped nanoparticles for optical amplification

R.A. Nieuwland, R. Dekker, L.T.H. Hilderink, Mart Diemeer, Kerstin Worhoff, J.W. Stouwdam, F.C.J.M. van Veggel, A. Driessen

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    Abstract

    We report on neodymium doped LaF3 nanoparticles dispersed in a photo definable polymer. Standard spin coating is used to deposit uniform thin films on a silicondioxide buffer layer, which can be photocured and developed to produce monomode active optical waveguides. Optical properties of the film are obtained using a prism coupling setup, showing low losses of the photosensitive polymer host material in both the visible and infrared. In addition, the absorption and emission due to the neodymium doped LaF3 nanoparticles have been determined for a range of particle concentrations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings 2004 Ninth Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter
    Place of PublicationGhent, Belgium
    PublisherGhent University
    Pages323-326
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)9076546061
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2004
    Event9th Annual Symposium IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter 2004 - Ghent, Belgium
    Duration: 2 Dec 20043 Dec 2004
    Conference number: 9

    Conference

    Conference9th Annual Symposium IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter 2004
    CountryBelgium
    CityGhent
    Period2/12/043/12/04

    Keywords

    • METIS-220633
    • IR-58216

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    Nieuwland, R. A., Dekker, R., Hilderink, L. T. H., Diemeer, M., Worhoff, K., Stouwdam, J. W., ... Driessen, A. (2004). A novel photodefinable polymer containing rare-earth doped nanoparticles for optical amplification. In Proceedings 2004 Ninth Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter (pp. 323-326). Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University.