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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2005
  • pp: 1615–1619

Symmetry-selective reflection gratings

Snjezana Tomljenovic-Hanic and John D. Love  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 22, Issue 8, pp. 1615-1619 (2005)

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We show that gratings can be designed to be symmetry selective, that is, reflecting modes with a particular symmetry. The idea behind a symmetry-selective grating is to replace a grating written over the entire core cross section of a waveguide with a grating that is written only over a part of the core. This new kind of grating exhibits high-order reflectivity and selectivity in comparison with standard gratings and enables the design of more effective and compact wavelength add/drop devices.

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OCIS Codes
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

Original Manuscript: November 24, 2004
Revised Manuscript: January 26, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: January 27, 2005
Published: August 1, 2005

Snjezana Tomljenovic-Hanic and John D. Love, "Symmetry-selective reflection gratings," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 22, 1615-1619 (2005)

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