Nonlinear optical waveguides with rutile TiO2

Koichi Abe*, Edgar Yoshio Morales Teraoka, Tomohiro Kita, Hirohito Yamada

*Corresponding author for this work

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We investigated a possibility of making rutile TiO2 channel waveguides for nonlinear optical applications. Single mode conditions, the group velocity dispersion and the nonlinear-optical parameters for the rutile TiO2 channel waveguides were calculated using the finite-element method. We also fabricate channel waveguides with rutile TiO2 using reactive ion etching. The propagation loss measured by the cut-back method was around 6 dB/mm. According to our simulation, around 70 nm of spectral broadening owing to the self-phase modulation will be expected by a pumping optical pulse with 360 W peak power.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOxide-Based Materials and Devices II
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr 28
Externally publishedYes
EventOxide-Based Materials and Devices II - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2011 Jan 232011 Jan 26

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherOxide-Based Materials and Devices II
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA


  • TiO
  • reactive ion etching
  • self-phase modulation
  • waveguide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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