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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2003
  • pp: 399–401

Direct imaging of multimode interference in a channel waveguide

A. L. Campillo, J. W. P. Hsu, K. R. Parameswaran, and M. M. Fejer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 6, pp. 399-401 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.000399


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Abstract

By use of a near-field scanning optical microscope in collection mode, multimode interference was directly measured in an annealed proton-exchanged LiNbO3 waveguide. Periodic transitions from a single-peaked Gaussianlike intensity distribution to a double-peaked intensity distribution were observed. The intensity distribution along the waveguide was calculated, and the results agree well with the experimental observation.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.3730) Integrated optics : Lithium niobate
(180.5810) Microscopy : Scanning microscopy
(230.7380) Optical devices : Waveguides, channeled
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference

Citation
A. L. Campillo, J. W. P. Hsu, K. R. Parameswaran, and M. M. Fejer, "Direct imaging of multimode interference in a channel waveguide," Opt. Lett. 28, 399-401 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-6-399


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