Mapping the phase of light in an integrated optical waveguide device

M.L.M. Balistreri, Jeroen P. Korterik, L. Kuipers, N.F. van Hulst

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Nowadays, a measurement of the intensity of the optical field in integrated optical waveguide devices with a photon scanning tunneling microscope (PSTM) is reasonably routine. However, if one could visualize the evolution of the phase of the light field in real-space, it would yield new and detailed information concerning the properties of wavelength multiplexers, mode converters, etc., of which the operation depends critically on the phase of the light. We believe we present the first phase maps of light in integrated optical waveguides obtained with a heterodyne interference PSTM.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, Washington DC)
Place of PublicationSan Francisco
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jan 2000
EventQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2000 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 7 May 200012 May 2000


ConferenceQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2000
Abbreviated titleQELS 2000
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco


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  • METIS-130187

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