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UV-laser modification of silica planar waveguide based DWDM devices
Author(s): Ming Yan; David W. Ball; Anthony J. Ticknor
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Paper Abstract

Planar waveguide devices play an important role in DWDM networking applications in term of highly integration and cost effective production. This talk will review the application of UV laser to modify the silica based planar waveguide device, such as Array Waveguide Grating (AWG) or other planar filters for multiplex and Demultiplex and Mach- Zehnder interferometer (MZI) based devices. Irradiation of UV laser to change local index of refraction in waveguides provides a unique way to perfect and enhance the function of planar waveguide devices. Also, the DWDM devices fabrication using combination of waveguide fabrication and UV laser processing will be reviewed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 April 2002
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 4679, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2001, (9 April 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.461719
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Ming Yan, Lightwave Microsystems Corp. (United States)
David W. Ball, Lightwave Microsystems Corp. (United States)
Anthony J. Ticknor, Lightwave Microsystems Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4679:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2001
Gregory J. Exarhos; Arthur H. Guenther; Keith L. Lewis; M. J. Soileau; Christopher J. Stolz, Editor(s)

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