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Optical Fiber Communication Conference
Los Angeles, California United States
March 6-10, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55752-906-0
POF Waveguides and Specialty Fibers (OWS)

Fabrication and Demonstration of a Pure Silica-Core Waveguide Utilizing a Density-Based Index Contrast

Demis John, Jared Bauters, Joseph Nedy, Wenzao Li, Renan Moreira, John Bowers, Daniel J. Blumenthal, and Jonathon Barton  »View Author Affiliations


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We investigate a novel approach for creating dopant-free pure silica-core waveguides (PSCW). Stoichiometric silica films form both the cladding and core material for channel waveguides, with the index contrast generated by a difference in density.

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OCIS Codes
(160.6030) Materials : Silica
(130.2755) Integrated optics : Glass waveguides
(310.4925) Thin films : Other properties (stress, chemical, etc.)

D. John, J. Bauters, J. Nedy, W. Li, R. Moreira, J. Bowers, D. J. Blumenthal, and J. Barton, "Fabrication and Demonstration of a Pure Silica-Core Waveguide Utilizing a Density-Based Index Contrast," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference 2011, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper OWS3.

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