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1 July 1990 Graded-effective-index waveguiding structures fabricated with laser processing
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Proceedings Volume 1215, Digital Optical Computing II; (1990)
Event: OE/LASE '90, 1990, Los Angeles, CA, United States
The technique of laser direct-writing was used to fabricate low-loss, rib-like waveguides on GaAs/A1GaAs material. Since this is a inaskless fabrication process, laser-etched structures such as bends, tapers, and Y-branches are readily demonstrated. The ability to smoothly control the etch depth, and thus the effective index of refraction across the wafer, was used to make a compact directional coupler. Finally, the reduction of losses in waveguide tapers and bends by grading the effective index will be discussed.
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Mark N. Ruberto, Robert Scarmozzino, Alan Eli Willner, Dragan V. Podlesnik, and Richard M. Osgood Jr. "Graded-effective-index waveguiding structures fabricated with laser processing", Proc. SPIE 1215, Digital Optical Computing II, (1 July 1990);

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