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Facet machining of silica waveguides with nanoscale roughness without polishing or lapping

Facet machining of silica waveguides with nanoscale roughness without polishing or lapping
Facet machining of silica waveguides with nanoscale roughness without polishing or lapping
To achieve low-loss free space coupling for integrated optics, device facets need to be smooth, free of chips and flat. The typical route for accomplishing these requirements is by traditional lapping and polishing. We report that high quality optical quality facets with a Sa = 4.9 nm can be machined using a simple dicing technique. In order to directly measure the scatter loss a device with a series of Bragg gratings is used to characterise the average interface loss per facet.
Carpenter, Lewis
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Rogers, Helen
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Holmes, C.
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Gates, J.C.
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Smith, P.G.R.
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Carpenter, Lewis
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Holmes, C.
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Gates, J.C.
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Carpenter, Lewis, Rogers, Helen, Holmes, C., Gates, J.C. and Smith, P.G.R. (2013) Facet machining of silica waveguides with nanoscale roughness without polishing or lapping. CLEO-Europe/IQEC 2013, Germany. 12 - 16 May 2013.

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Abstract

To achieve low-loss free space coupling for integrated optics, device facets need to be smooth, free of chips and flat. The typical route for accomplishing these requirements is by traditional lapping and polishing. We report that high quality optical quality facets with a Sa = 4.9 nm can be machined using a simple dicing technique. In order to directly measure the scatter loss a device with a series of Bragg gratings is used to characterise the average interface loss per facet.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 2013
Venue - Dates: CLEO-Europe/IQEC 2013, Germany, 2013-05-12 - 2013-05-16
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 365188
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/365188
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ORCID for J.C. Gates: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8671-5987

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Date deposited: 27 May 2014 11:12
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:51

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Author: Lewis Carpenter
Author: Helen Rogers
Author: C. Holmes
Author: J.C. Gates ORCID iD
Author: P.G.R. Smith

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