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  • Editor: C. Martijin de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 9 — Apr. 30, 2007
  • pp: 5445–5450

Beam coupling in 2×2waveguide arrays in fused silica fabricated by femtosecond laser pulses

Hongyun Chen, Xianfeng Chen, Yuxing Xia, Dayong Liu, Yan Li, and Qihuang Gong  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 9, pp. 5445-5450 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.005445


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Abstract

We demonstrate the coupling of a 2×2 waveguide array produced by a femtosecond laser in fused silica. The coupling constants of the waveguide array are obtained by measuring the ratio of output power of each waveguide by the coupled-mode theory. The variation of the coupled power between four waveguides as a function of the propagation distance is investigated experimentally and theoretically.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

ToC Category:
Laser Micromachining

History
Original Manuscript: January 29, 2007
Revised Manuscript: March 22, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 5, 2007
Published: April 20, 2007

Citation
Hongyun Chen, Xianfeng Chen, Yuxing Xia, Dayong Liu, Yan Li, and Qihuang Gong, "Beam coupling in 2×2waveguide arrays in fused silica fabricated by femtosecond laser pulses," Opt. Express 15, 5445-5450 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-9-5445


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