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Theoretical and experimental study of ridge waveguides with Bragg grating derived from hybrid sol-gel glasses
Author(s): Tahar Touam; Xin M. Du; M. Amir Fardad; Mark P. Andrews; S. Iraj Najafi
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Paper Abstract

A vectorial coupled mode theory is used to analyze sol-gel ridge waveguides with UV-light imprinted Bragg grating. The effect of device parameters on grating reflectivity is investigated. It is shown that 100% reflectivity for both TE and TM modes can be achieved using short (1 - 2 mm) gratings. The measured reflectivity in a ridge waveguide with grating agrees with the theoretical predictions for TE and TM modes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 1998
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 3282, Photosensitive Optical Materials and Devices II, (9 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.311538
Show Author Affiliations
Tahar Touam, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (Canada)
Xin M. Du, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (Canada)
M. Amir Fardad, McGill Univ. (Canada)
Mark P. Andrews, McGill Univ. (Canada)
S. Iraj Najafi, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3282:
Photosensitive Optical Materials and Devices II
Mark P. Andrews, Editor(s)

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