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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 26 — Dec. 26, 2005
  • pp: 10564–10570

Optical characterization of arch-shaped ARROW waveguides with liquid cores

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


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 26, pp. 10564-10570 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.010564


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Abstract

We present the characterization of the optical properties of integrated antiresonant reflecting optical (ARROW) waveguides with arch-shaped liquid cores. Optical mode shapes and coupling, waveguide loss, and polarization dependence are investigated. Waveguide loss as low as 0.26/cm with near-single-mode coupling and mode areas as small as 4.5μm2 are demonstrated. A detailed comparison to ARROW waveguides with rectangular cores is presented, and shows that arch-shaped cores are superior for many applications.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

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Dongliang Yin, Holger Schmidt, John P. Barber, Evan J. Lunt, and Aaron R. Hawkins, "Optical characterization of arch-shaped ARROW waveguides with liquid cores," Opt. Express 13, 10564-10570 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-26-10564


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