Abstract

The effect of neutron and gamma ray irradiations on the optical properties of proton exchanged Z-cut lithium niobate optical planar waveguides were investigated. The damage thresholds were found by optical characterization for waveguides exchanged either in pure or diluted proton source.

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H. Schone, R. F. Carson, A. H. Paxton and E. W. Taylor, ???AlGaAs Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser Responses to 4.5-MeV Proton Irradiation,??? IEEE Photon. Tech. Lett. 9, 1552-1554 (1997).
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E. W. Taylor, ???Advancement of radiation effects research in photonic technologies: application to space platforms and systems,??? in Advancement of Photonics for Space, SPIE Critical Reviews CR-66, 58-82 (1997).

Large Hadron Collider at CERN home page, <a href="http://lhc-new-homepage.web.cern.ch/lhc-new-homepage">http://lhc-new-homepage.web.cern.ch/lhc-new-homepage</a>.

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Index profiles of B5 sample as-exchanged, after 1 MeV neutron (2∙1011 n/cm2) and after 1 MeV gamma (50 rad) following neutron radiation.

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Table I. Optical waveguide fabrication conditions.

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Table II. Radiation experimental parameters.

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Table III. Optical characterization results for samples as-exchanged, after neutron radiation and after gamma following neutron radiation.

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Table IV. Index profile reconstruction parameters.

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Δ n = Δ n s exp [ ( x / d ) α ]

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