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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2011
  • pp: 3729–3731

Low-loss silica-on-silicon waveguides

Ashley J. Maker and Andrea M. Armani  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 19, pp. 3729-3731 (2011)

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Waveguiding structures are one of the fundamental components of integrated photonic circuitry. Devices with low loss and a linear response across a wide wavelength range are especially desirable. In the present Letter, we have successfully developed and characterized low-loss silica waveguides integrated on a silicon substrate with a novel suspended cylinder geometry. The unique design creates a device that is effectively air clad, resulting in a large refractive index contrast for improved optical field confinement. The measured loss is constant from 658 to 1550 nm , and it is independent of the polarization of the input light and the input power.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: July 15, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 17, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 24, 2011
Published: September 19, 2011

Ashley J. Maker and Andrea M. Armani, "Low-loss silica-on-silicon waveguides," Opt. Lett. 36, 3729-3731 (2011)

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