We present an evanescent-field device based on a right-angled waveguide. This consists of orthogonal waveguides, with their points of intersection lying along an angled facet of the chip. Light guided along one waveguide is incident at the angled dielectric-air facet at an angle exceeding the critical angle, so that the totally internally reflected light is coupled into the second waveguide. By depositing a nanotube film on the angled surface, the chip is then used to mode-lock an Erbium doped fiber ring laser with a repetition rate of 26 MHz, and pulse duration of 800 fs.
Evanescent-wave coupled right angled buried waveguide: Applications in carbon nanotube mode-locking
R. Mary, G. Brown, S. J. Beecher, R. R. Thomson, D. Popa, Z. Sun, F. Torrisi, T. Hasan, S. Milana, F. Bonaccorso, A. C. Ferrari, A. K. Kar; Evanescent-wave coupled right angled buried waveguide: Applications in carbon nanotube mode-locking. Appl. Phys. Lett. 25 November 2013; 103 (22): 221117. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4834360
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