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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 20 — Sep. 28, 2009
  • pp: 18003–18013

Fabrication of optical filters based on polymer asymmetric Bragg couplers

Wei-Ching Chuang, An-Chen Lee, Ching-Kong Chao, and Chi-Ting Ho  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 20, pp. 18003-18013 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.018003


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Abstract

In this work, we successfully developed a process to fabricate dual-channel polymeric waveguide filters based on an asymmetric Bragg coupler (ABC) using holographic interference techniques, soft lithography, and micro molding. At the cross- and self-reflection Bragg wavelengths, the transmission dips of approximately –16.4 and –11.5dB relative to the 3dB background insertion loss and the 3dB transmission bandwidths of approximately 0.6 and 0.5nm were obtained from an ABC-based filter. The transmission spectrum overlaps when the effective index difference between two single waveguides is less than 0.002.

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OCIS Codes
(090.2880) Holography : Holographic interferometry
(220.4610) Optical design and fabrication : Optical fabrication
(230.1950) Optical devices : Diffraction gratings

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: June 29, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 27, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 21, 2009
Published: September 23, 2009

Citation
Wei-Ching Chuang, An-Chen Lee, Ching-Kong Chao, and Chi-Ting Ho, "Fabrication of optical filters based on polymer asymmetric Bragg couplers," Opt. Express 17, 18003-18013 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-20-18003


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