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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 1 — Jan. 9, 2006
  • pp: 162–170

UV-written Integrated Optical 1×N Splitters

Massimo Olivero and Mikael Svalgaard  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 1, pp. 162-170 (2006)

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The first demonstration of UV-written, silica-on-silicon integrated optical 1×N power splitters with up to 32 outputs ports is presented. The fabricated components exhibit 450 nm bandwidth, low excess loss and good channel uniformity.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(160.5320) Materials : Photorefractive materials
(230.1360) Optical devices : Beam splitters
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(260.7190) Physical optics : Ultraviolet
(350.4600) Other areas of optics : Optical engineering

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Integrated Optics

Massimo Olivero and Mikael Svalgaard, "UV-written Integrated Optical 1xN Splitters," Opt. Express 14, 162-170 (2006)

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