The relationship between the physical fabrication of asymmetric cladding surface etched DBR structures and the resulting optical characteristics are characterized. The effective index step and DBR scattering loss for these structures is determined.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.3030) Scattering : Index measurements
R. K. Price, V. C. Elarde, and J. J. Coleman, "Analysis of Scattering Loss and Effective Index Step in Asymmetric Cladding Surface Etched Distributed Bragg Reflector Lasers," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CMD2.
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