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Ultraviolet-induced Bragg gratings in different core size ridge waveguides and birefringence control
Author(s): Xiaoli Dai; Stephen James Mihailov; R. B. Walker; Claire L. Callender; Chantal Blanchetiere; Jia Jiang
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Paper Abstract

A simple numerical method is developed to analyze changes in intrinsic birefringence of ridge waveguides with waveguide dimensions and UV irradiation. Experimentally, Bragg gratings were written on different core size ridge waveguides using the phase mask technique and ArF laser irradiation. By monitoring the shifts in Bragg wavelength with UV irradiation, the variation of the waveguide birefringence with waveguide dimension and UV processing is observed and quantified. The mechanism of the waveguide birefringence controlled with UV irradiation is verified both in the theoretical analysis and experiment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 December 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5577, Photonics North 2004: Optical Components and Devices, (20 December 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.566190
Show Author Affiliations
Xiaoli Dai, Communications Research Ctr. (Canada)
Stephen James Mihailov, Communications Research Ctr. (Canada)
R. B. Walker, Communications Research Ctr. (Canada)
Claire L. Callender, Communications Research Ctr. (Canada)
Chantal Blanchetiere, Communications Research Ctr. (Canada)
Jia Jiang, Communications Research Ctr. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5577:
Photonics North 2004: Optical Components and Devices
John C. Armitage; Simon Fafard; Roger A. Lessard; George A. Lampropoulos, Editor(s)

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