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Guided mode- and bulk-index measurements of stratified and quantum well heterostructures on InP
Author(s): Claude L. Alibert; P. Martin; E. M. Skouri; Laurent Chusseau
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Paper Abstract

Using a grating coupler technique, we report on accurate determinations of bulk and mode refractive indexes in the 1.5 micrometers wavelength region. On the one hand, InP bulk refractive index is measured within a relative accuracy of 10-3 as a function of wavelength range, temperature, and for two doping levels. On the other hand, quantum effects are evidenced on index measurements using a GaInAs multiquantum well waveguide. As a result, it is shown that the guided mode birefringence is strongly enhanced as predicted from energy levels and selection rules of fundamental electronic transitions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2449, Fiber Optic Network Components, (22 February 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.201983
Show Author Affiliations
Claude L. Alibert, Univ. Montpellier II (France)
P. Martin, Univ. Montpellier II (France)
E. M. Skouri, Univ. Ibnou Zohr (Morocco)
Laurent Chusseau, Univ. Montpellier II (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2449:
Fiber Optic Network Components
S. Iraj Najafi; Henri Porte, Editor(s)

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