70-nm-bandwidth achromatic waveguide coupler

Sergio B. Mendes, Lifeng Li, James J. Burke, John E. Lee, S. Scott Saavedra

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Abstract

We report a general approach to the design of broadband waveguide couplers. A double-parallel grating assembly is used to cancel the first chromatic order, and a proper choice of prism glass and base angle is made to compensate for the second chromatic order. The technique was applied to a Corning glass 7059 waveguide, and a spectral bandwidth of 70 nm was measured by the use of two complementary procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6180-6186
Number of pages7
JournalApplied optics
Volume34
Issue number27
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1995

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Keywords

  • Achromatic coupler
  • Grating coupler
  • Integrated optics
  • Planar waveguide
  • Prism coupler
  • Surface spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Mendes, S. B., Li, L., Burke, J. J., Lee, J. E., & Saavedra, S. S. (1995). 70-nm-bandwidth achromatic waveguide coupler. Applied optics, 34(27), 6180-6186. https://doi.org/10.1364/AO.34.006180