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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2013
  • pp: 2354–2356

Femtosecond laser-induced apodized Bragg grating waveguides

Peter Zeil, Christian Voigtländer, Jens Thomas, Daniel Richter, and Stefan Nolte  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 13, pp. 2354-2356 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.002354


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Abstract

We report on the inscription of apodized Bragg grating waveguides (BGWs) in fused silica using a modulated high repetition rate fs laser system. Tailoring of the grating’s coupling strength is facilitated by appropriately substructuring the modulation of the inscribing laser radiation. The proposed alteration delivers an unchanged constant mean refractive index entailing homogeneous guiding properties along the entire waveguide. The BGWs fabricated using a Gaussian apodized modulation profile exhibit a 10 dB improvement in sideband suppression compared to waveguide gratings written with a uniform modulation profile.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(320.7130) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in condensed matter, including semiconductors
(130.2755) Integrated optics : Glass waveguides
(230.7408) Optical devices : Wavelength filtering devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: February 20, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 18, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 4, 2013
Published: June 28, 2013

Citation
Peter Zeil, Christian Voigtländer, Jens Thomas, Daniel Richter, and Stefan Nolte, "Femtosecond laser-induced apodized Bragg grating waveguides," Opt. Lett. 38, 2354-2356 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-13-2354


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