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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 2006
  • pp: 3553–3560

Bragg mirror inscription on LiNbO3 waveguides by index microstructuration

Richard Ferriere, Badr-Eddine Benkelfat, John M. Dudley, and Kamal Ghoumid  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 15, pp. 3553-3560 (2006)

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Numerous applications in integrated optics, especially those related to multiwavelength telecommunications, require dichroic reflectors for use as narrowband or broadband wavelength-selective filters. Bragg mirrors are excellent candidates for this purpose, and we describe a method of fabricating Bragg grating reflectors in Ti-indiffused Lithium Niobate single-mode waveguides based on holographic masking in association with proton exchange. The holographic setup is employed to record a photolithographic mask directly on the substrate, enabling the inscription of waveguides with both periodic and aperiodic distributed parameters.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5790) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Sagnac effect
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: July 20, 2005
Revised Manuscript: December 13, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: December 28, 2005

Richard Ferriere, Badr-Eddine Benkelfat, John M. Dudley, and Kamal Ghoumid, "Bragg mirror inscription on LiNbO3 waveguides by index microstructuration," Appl. Opt. 45, 3553-3560 (2006)

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