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Publication Citation: Measurement of Small Birefringence and Loss in a Nonlinear Single-mode Waveguide

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Author(s): Daniel Rogers; Charles W. Clark; Christopher Richardson; Julius Goldhar;
Title: Measurement of Small Birefringence and Loss in a Nonlinear Single-mode Waveguide
Published: May 11, 2009
Abstract: We design and fabricate a birefringent semiconductor waveguide for application to nonlinear photonics, demonstrating that it is possible to engineer a small birefringence into such a device using multiple core layers. We also demonstrate a simple technique to accurately determine small waveguide birefringence using a di erential measurement, present useful methods for coupling light into and out of the device, and make estimates of coupling and linear device losses.
Citation: Review of Scientific Instruments
Volume: 80
Keywords: entanglement; four-wave mixing; gallium arsenide; nonlinear optics; optical waveguide
Research Areas: Electron Physics
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