Polarization-independent optical low-coherence reflectometry with a non-birefringent arrayed-waveguide grating

Lantian Chang, B.I. Akça, G. Sengo, Kerstin Worhoff, R.M. de Ridder, Markus Pollnau

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    Abstract

    The polarization dependency of an arrayed-waveguide grating (AWG) in an optical low-coherence reflectometry system is investigated. For mixed polarization, signal fading is observed at specific depths. This fading is eliminated by using a nonbirefringent AWG.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication16th European Conference on Integrated Optics, ECIO 2012
    Place of PublicationCastelldefels/Barcelona
    PublisherInsitut de Ciències Fotòniques
    Number of pages2
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012
    Event16th European Conference on Integrated Optics, ECIO 2012 - Sitges-Barcelona, Spain
    Duration: 18 Apr 201220 Apr 2012
    Conference number: 16

    Conference

    Conference16th European Conference on Integrated Optics, ECIO 2012
    Abbreviated titleECIO
    CountrySpain
    CitySitges-Barcelona
    Period18/04/1220/04/12

    Keywords

    • Arrayed waveguide grating
    • Non-birefringent waveguides
    • IOMS-PIT: PHOTONICS INTEGRATION TECHNOLOGY
    • Optical low-coherence reflectometry

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    Chang, L., Akça, B. I., Sengo, G., Worhoff, K., de Ridder, R. M., & Pollnau, M. (2012). Polarization-independent optical low-coherence reflectometry with a non-birefringent arrayed-waveguide grating. In 16th European Conference on Integrated Optics, ECIO 2012 [Paper 169] Castelldefels/Barcelona: Insitut de Ciències Fotòniques.