Polarisation-independent strong Bragg gratings in planar lightwave circuits

Creator: 

  • Albert, Jacques
  • Bilodeau, F. O.
  • Johnson, D.C.
  • Hill, K.O.
  • Mihailov, S.J.
  • Stryckman, D.
  • Kitagawa, T.
  • Hibino, Y.

Date: 

1998-03-05

Abstract: 

High intensity ArF laser irradiation produces Bragg gratings with index modulations >10-3 in standard germanium-doped silica waveguides without hydrogen loading. A UV-induced birefringence of 2×10-4 is used to compensate for the inherent birefringence of the silica waveguides and makes the grating response identical for TE and TM modes.

Publisher: 

IET

Peer Review: 

Published in Peer Reviewed Journal

Faculty Name: 

Faculty of Engineering and Design

Department Name: 

Department of Electronics

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