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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 20 — Oct. 2, 2006
  • pp: 9451–9459

Sampled Bragg gratings in chalcogenide (As2S3) rib-waveguides

Neil J. Baker, Ho W. Lee, Ian C. M. Littler, C. Martijn de Sterke, Benjamin J. Eggleton, Duk-Yong Choi, Steve Madden, and Barry Luther-Davies  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 20, pp. 9451-9459 (2006)

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We have written a sampled Bragg grating into a highly photosensitive chalcogenide (As2S3) rib-waveguide using a scanning Sagnac interferometer. The grating exhibits evenly spaced rejection peaks over a 40 nm bandwidth. We estimate the induced refractive index change of the waveguide to be over 0.03 by matching the measured spectrum to numerical solutions of the coupled mode equations while accounting for an induced chirp. The sampled Bragg grating presented is comparable in strength and bandwidth to the best sampled Bragg gratings obtained to date in silica optical fibre.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.2880) Holography : Holographic interferometry
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: August 7, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 20, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 25, 2006
Published: October 2, 2006

Neil J. Baker, Ho W. Lee, Ian C. Littler, C. Martijn de Sterke, Benjamin J. Eggleton, Duk-Yong Choi, Steve Madden, and Barry Luther-Davies, "Sampled Bragg gratings in chalcogenide (As2S3) rib-waveguides," Opt. Express 14, 9451-9459 (2006)

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