We present an analysis of graded-index segmented channel waveguides with z-dependent refractive index variation in the high-index segments, and explain the stability behavior of recently fabricated ‘pearl chain waveguides’ using femtosecond laser inscription.
(080.0080) Geometric optics : Geometric optics
(080.2730) Geometric optics : Matrix methods in paraxial optics
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
R. Garg, M. R. Shenoy, and K. Thyagarajan, "Analysis of Graded-Index Segmented Channel Waveguides with Application to Femtosecond Laser Written Waveguides," in Frontiers in Optics 2010/Laser Science XXVI, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper JTuA36.
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