Optical coupling between a self-assembled microsphere grating and a rib waveguide


Tai, Chao-Yi, Unal, Bayram, Wilkinson, James S., Ghanem, Mohamed A. and Bartlett, Philip N. (2004) Optical coupling between a self-assembled microsphere grating and a rib waveguide. Applied Physics Letters, 84, (18), 3513-3515. (doi:10.1063/1.1739275).

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Original Publication URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1739275

Description/Abstract

We report the fabrication of a linear array of self-assembled polystyrene microspheres side-coupled to a rib waveguide. The optical coupling between the lateral evanescent field and the periodically perturbed effective refractive index alongside the waveguide results in a transmission stopband at the Bragg wavelength.

The observed transmission spectrum shows a notch centered at λ = 1590nm, which is in close agreement with theory. The coupling coefficient, κ, and the spectral response are derived for variable cladding medium index using perturbation theory. Structures of this type are expected to find application in wavelength selection, optical sensing, and optical delays.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Publication No: 2862
ISSNs: 0003-6951 (print)
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Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Chemistry
ePrint ID: 30225
Date Deposited: 11 May 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:18
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/30225

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