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  • Editor: Micha
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 23 — Nov. 14, 2005
  • pp: 9331–9336

Waveguide loss optimization in hollow-core ARROW waveguides

Dongliang Yin, John P. Barber, Aaron R. Hawkins, and Holger Schmidt  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 23, pp. 9331-9336 (2005)

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We discuss optimization of the optical properties of hollow-core antiresonant reflecting optical waveguides (ARROWs). We demonstrate significant reduction of waveguide loss to 2.6/cm for a 10.4μm2 mode area after adding an initial etching step of the substrate material. The effect of differences in confinement layer thickness is quantified and an optimized design is presented. The polarization dependence of the waveguide loss is measured and the implications for applications are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: September 22, 2005
Revised Manuscript: November 1, 2005
Published: November 14, 2005

Dongliang Yin, John Barber, Aaron Hawkins, and Holger Schmidt, "Waveguide loss optimization in hollow-core ARROW waveguides," Opt. Express 13, 9331-9336 (2005)

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