BPM modeling of UV written X-couplers shows excellent agreement with measured data by careful choice of launch conditions, index values and allowance for hydrogen out-diffusion effects. Comparison with recent analytical model is also presented.
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F. R. Mahamd Adikan, C. B. Gawith, P. G. Smith, I. J. Sparrow, G. D. Emmerson, and C. Riziotis, "Demonstration and Accurate Beam Propagation Modeling of Direct UV Written Shallow Angle X-Couplers," 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 CThBB5.
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