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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 7 — Apr. 2, 2007
  • pp: 4182–4191

Type II high-strength Bragg grating waveguides photowritten with ultrashort laser pulses

Haibin Zhang, Shane M. Eaton, Jianzhao Li, Amir H. Nejadmalayeri, and Peter R. Herman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 7, pp. 4182-4191 (2007)

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A one-step type II photosensitivity process has been optimized for inscribing strong >30–dB first-order Bragg-gratings during laser formation of buried waveguides in borosilicate glass. Mode profiles, propagation losses, waveguide birefringence and transmission and reflection spectra were systematically studied in the 1550-nm telecom band over a wide range of laser exposure conditions. Low-loss and birefringence-free waveguides are reported for a narrow laser processing window of 1.0 ± 0.2 ps pulse duration, yielding highly stable Bragg resonances to temperatures up to 500°C.

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OCIS Codes
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.5390) Ultrafast optics : Picosecond phenomena
(350.3390) Other areas of optics : Laser materials processing

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: February 9, 2007
Revised Manuscript: March 23, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 26, 2007
Published: April 2, 2007

Haibin Zhang, Shane M. Eaton, Jianzhao Li, Amir H. Nejadmalayeri, and Peter R. Herman, "Type II high-strength Bragg grating waveguides photowritten with ultrashort laser pulses," Opt. Express 15, 4182-4191 (2007)

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