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Radiation effects in guided-wave devices
Author(s): Edward W. Taylor
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Paper Abstract

A brief analysis of recent experimental data reported for radiation-induced responses in directional coupler waveguides is presented. The data are compared with the coupled mode theory for the case of non-synchronous coupling. This analysis is important in understanding undesirable radiation-induced responses in guided wave devices such as cross talk and optical signal attenuation. The radiation-induced responses are examined and shown to be attributal to the alteration of the waveguide propagation and coupling constants. The magnitude of the refractive index change experienced by a directional coupler, which is exposed to a transient electron exposure, is determined from electro-optic theory and found to be consistent with theoretical predictions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 April 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1794, Integrated Optical Circuits II, (6 April 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.141920
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Edward W. Taylor, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1794:
Integrated Optical Circuits II
Ka-Kha Wong, Editor(s)

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