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Optical Engineering

Birefringence of UV-written channel waveguides
Author(s): Junlei Xia; Yuanda Wu; Dingshan Gao; Junming An; Jian Li; Xiongwei Hu
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Paper Abstract

The combination of the effective index method and the transfer matrix method is adopted to calculate the indices of quasi-TE and quasi-TM modes in a UV-written channel waveguide, and the difference between the indices is used to characterize its birefringence. The dimensions, the ratio of width to thickness, the original index of the core layer, the index of the cladding, and the index profile are all taken into account. The simulation results indicate that the birefringence decreases with increasing dimensions, ratio of width to thickness, and indices of the cladding; on the contrary, increases of the original index of the core layer and of the vertical index gradient intensified the birefringence.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 2005
PDF: 3 pages
Opt. Eng. 44(6) 064601 doi: 10.1117/1.1923387
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 44, Issue 6
Show Author Affiliations
Junlei Xia, Institute of Semiconductors (China)
Yuanda Wu, Institute of Semiconductors (China)
Dingshan Gao, Institute of Semiconductors (China)
Junming An, Institute of Semiconductors (China)
Jian Li, Institute of Semiconductors (China)
Xiongwei Hu, Institute of Semiconductors (China)

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