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Novel approach for planar Bragg grating characterization using prism coupling
Author(s): Josselin Pello; Trinh Le; Anthony Lim; Elhadj Dogheche; Myriam Kaba; Kantisara Pita; Didier Decoster; Jean-Pierre Huignard; Swee C. Tjin; Jean Chazelas
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we demonstrate that a prism coupling characterization technique can lead to simpler Waveguide Bragg Grating (WBG) designs and easier fabrication process by avoiding channel transmission. The experimental results have shown that the incident laser beam's collimation was maintained after coupling to a planar waveguide. A characterization set-up using two prisms was designed for measuring transmission characteristics of integrated structures and eventually planar waveguides in the visible or in the IR range. Since a reasonable overall optical efficiency of 10% has been demonstrated for this set-up, the prism approach can be eventually utilized in Bragg Grating structures characterization.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 December 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7631, Optoelectronic Materials and Devices IV, 76310A (2 December 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.852247
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Josselin Pello, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Thales Technology Ctr. (Singapore)
Trinh Le, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Anthony Lim, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Elhadj Dogheche, IEMN, CNRS, Univ. de Valenciennes (France)
Myriam Kaba, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Thales Technology Ctr. (Singapore)
Kantisara Pita, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Didier Decoster, IEMN, CNRS, Univ. de Valenciennes (France)
Jean-Pierre Huignard, Thales Research and Technology (France)
Swee C. Tjin, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Thales Technology Ctr. (Singapore)
Jean Chazelas, Thales Technology Ctr. (Singapore)
Thales Systemes Aeroportes (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7631:
Optoelectronic Materials and Devices IV
Jian-Jun He; Guang-Hua Duan; Fumio Koyama; Ming C. Wu, Editor(s)

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