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Attenuation measurement of planar optical waveguides using the immersion coupler
Author(s): Aleksander Opilski; Roman Rogozinski; Pawel Karasinski; Kazimierz Gut
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Paper Abstract

The paper presents a modified method of attenuation measurement in planar optical waveguides using two prism couplers. In this method, the output prism has been replaced with the immersion coupler. The assumed solution ensures the maintenance of constant coupling conditions when leading out the wave from the tested planar waveguide, at the moments when the length of propagation distance in the waveguide undergoes changes. The method enables the attenuation measurement of a selected mode. Furthermore,t he assumed solution makes it possible to automation the measurement process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 1996
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2943, Gradient-Index Optics in Science and Engineering, (22 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.255528
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Aleksander Opilski, Silesian Technical Univ. (Poland)
Roman Rogozinski, Silesian Technical Univ. (Poland)
Pawel Karasinski, Silesian Technical Univ. (Poland)
Kazimierz Gut, Silesian Technical Univ. (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2943:
Gradient-Index Optics in Science and Engineering
Maksymilian Pluta; Mariusz Szyjer, Editor(s)

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