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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 1999
  • pp: 525–527

Integrated optical Bragg-grating-based chemical sensor on a curved input edge waveguide structure

Thomas M. Butler, Eishi Igata, Steve J. Sheard, and Neil Blackie  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 8, pp. 525-527 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.24.000525


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Abstract

A novel integrated optical chemical sensor based on a surface-relief Bragg grating in a waveguide with a curved input edge, and coated with a chemically sensitive polysiloxane cladding, is described. The curved edge provides a mechanism within the device fabrication that allows for alignment of the input beam to the grating to achieve Bragg scattering. As proof of principle, a low-parts-in-106 toluene-vapor sensor with a fast response time is demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.6010) Integrated optics : Sensors
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar

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Thomas M. Butler, Eishi Igata, Steve J. Sheard, and Neil Blackie, "Integrated optical Bragg-grating-based chemical sensor on a curved input edge waveguide structure," Opt. Lett. 24, 525-527 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-24-8-525


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