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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 12 — Jun. 14, 2004
  • pp: 2710–2715

Integrated ARROW waveguides with hollow cores

D. Yin, H. Schmidt, J.P. Barber, and A.R. Hawkins  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 12, pp. 2710-2715 (2004)

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We report the design, fabrication, and demonstration of antiresonant reflecting optical (ARROW) waveguides with hollow cores. We describe the design principles to achieve low waveguide loss in both transverse and lateral directions. A novel fabrication process using silicon dioxide and silicon nitride layers as well as sacrificial polyimide core layers was developed. Optical characterization of 3.5µm thick waveguides with air cores was carried out. We demonstrate single-mode propagation through these hollow ARROW waveguides with propagation loss as low as 6.5cm-1 and mode cross sections down to 6.7µm2. Applications of these waveguides to sensing and quantum communication are discussed.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: March 30, 2004
Revised Manuscript: May 31, 2004
Published: June 14, 2004

D. Yin, Holger Schmidt, J. Barber, and A. Hawkins, "Integrated ARROW waveguides with hollow cores," Opt. Express 12, 2710-2715 (2004)

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