Considering the large variety of applications for optical glass waveguide gratings, the effective production method of embossing for micropatterning, and the unique advantages of InP-based materials, we expect that hybridization of embossed optical glass waveguide gratings and InP substrates will inevitably lead to new applications in integrated optics. We present our preliminary results of research toward the development of solgel-derived glass waveguide gratings made by embossing on InP. Theoretically, the dependence of the stop-band FWHM and transmission contrast of the grating filter on the grating length, and the relationship between the Bragg grating’s reflective wavelength and the dopant concentration in the solgel waveguide, are obtained. Experimentally, using organically modified silane, we solve the problem of mismatching of SiO2 and InP, and successfully fabricate an embossed glass grating with a second-order Bragg reflection wavelength of 1580 nm and a FWHM of 0.7 nm fabricated upon a solgel waveguide on an InP substrate.
© 2000 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 10, 2000
Revised Manuscript: June 12, 2000
Published: September 20, 2000
Jian Liu, Yee-Loy Lam, Yuen-Chuan Chan, Yan Zhou, Boon Siew Ooi, Gu Tan, and Jian Yao, "Embossed Bragg gratings based on organically modified silane waveguides in InP," Appl. Opt. 39, 4942-4945 (2000)