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Cylindrical waveguide formed of multilayered film having 1D photonic bandgap structure
Author(s): Yuji Matsuura; Takashi Katagiri; Mitsunobu Miyagi
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Paper Abstract

Transmission properties of hollow waveguides utilizing dielectric multilayer are examined by using a photonic bandgap theory. Theoretical results show that, in the waveguide having quarterwave film stack, a large number of films is necessary to obtain low loss property. It is shown that covering the dielectric films with a metal layer is effective to reduce the number of dielectric films. To verify the effect of this design, we fabricate a prototype waveguide with three dielectric layers of SiO2 / Ta2O5 / SiO2 and a silver cover layer. From the loss spectrum of the waveguide, we confirm that, as designed, the waveguide shows wideband low loss at the wavelength of Nd:YAG laser light 1.06 micrometers .

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 November 2001
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4453, Materials and Devices for Photonic Circuits II, (6 November 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.447652
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Yuji Matsuura, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Takashi Katagiri, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Mitsunobu Miyagi, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4453:
Materials and Devices for Photonic Circuits II
Mario Nicola Armenise, Editor(s)

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