[OPTICAL REVIEW Vol. 14, No. 4 (2007) 252-253]
© 2007 The Optical Society of Japan

Nonlinear Optical and Band-pass Filter Characteristics in Thermally Poled Fused Silica

Huai-Yi CHEN*, Gi-Mao JIAN, and Chih-Hsuan TSUEI

Advanced Manufacturing Research Center, Department of Electronic Engineering, Huafan University,
No. 1, Huafan Road, Shih-Ting, Taipei County, Taiwan 22301, R.O.C.

(Received January 31, 2007; Accepted May 1, 2007)

Thermally poled fused silica with periodic interdigital electrodes can induce second-order optical nonlinear effects and generate a band-pass filter with characteristics for microwave application. The filter has a center frequency of ∼2.5 GHz, 3 dB bandwidth of ∼300 MHz, and insertion loss of -5.15 dB.

Key words: thermally poled fused silica, nonlinear optics, band-pass filter, piezoelectricity, interdigital transducer, microwave wave

*E-mail address: hychen@cc.hfu.edu.tw