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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 4 — Feb. 21, 2005
  • pp: 1098–1106

Design of discrete, nearly-uniform Bragg gratings in planar waveguides

George Ouyang and Amnon Yariv  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 4, pp. 1098-1106 (2005)

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In this paper we present an efficient method for designing discrete, nearly-uniform Bragg gratings in generic planar waveguides. Various schemes have already been proposed to design continuous Bragg gratings in optical fibers, but a general scheme for creating their discrete counterpart is still lacking. Taking a continuous Bragg grating as our starting point, we show that the same grating functionalities can also be realized in any planar waveguide by discretizing it into a series of air holes. The relationship between the two gratings is established in terms of grating strength and local grating period.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: November 19, 2004
Revised Manuscript: November 18, 2004
Published: February 21, 2005

George Ouyang and Amnon Yariv, "Design of discrete, nearly-uniform Bragg gratings in planar waveguides," Opt. Express 13, 1098-1106 (2005)

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