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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 24 — Nov. 21, 2011
  • pp: 24090–24101

Planar waveguides with less than 0.1 dB/m propagation loss fabricated with wafer bonding

Jared F. Bauters, Martijn J. R. Heck, Demis D. John, Jonathon S. Barton, Christiaan M. Bruinink, Arne Leinse, René G. Heideman, Daniel J. Blumenthal, and John E. Bowers  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 24, pp. 24090-24101 (2011)

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We demonstrate a wafer-bonded silica-on-silicon planar waveguide platform with record low total propagation loss of (0.045 ± 0.04) dB/m near the free space wavelength of 1580 nm. Using coherent optical frequency domain reflectometry, we characterize the group index, fiber-to-chip coupling loss, critical bend radius, and propagation loss of these waveguides.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: September 13, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 10, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 13, 2011
Published: November 10, 2011

Jared F. Bauters, Martijn J. R. Heck, Demis D. John, Jonathon S. Barton, Christiaan M. Bruinink, Arne Leinse, René G. Heideman, Daniel J. Blumenthal, and John E. Bowers, "Planar waveguides with less than 0.1 dB/m propagation loss fabricated with wafer bonding," Opt. Express 19, 24090-24101 (2011)

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