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Efficient design of polarization insensitive polymer optical waveguide devices considering stress-induced effects

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posted on 2024-06-06, 10:14 authored by MF Hossain, HP Chan, Abbas KouzaniAbbas Kouzani
We present an approach for the efficient design of polarization insensitive polymeric optical waveguide devices considering stress-induced effects. In this approach, the stresses induced in the waveguide during the fabrication process are estimated first using a more realistic model in the finite element analysis. Then we determine the perturbations in the material refractive indices caused by the stress-optic effect. It is observed that the stresses cause non-uniform optical anisotropy in the waveguide materials, which is then incorporated in the modal analysis considering a multilayer structure of waveguide. The approach is exploited in the design of a Bragg grating on strip waveguide. Excellent agreement between calculated and published experimental results confirms the feasibility of our approach in the accurate design of polarization insensitive polymer waveguide devices.

History

Journal

Optics Express

Volume

22

Pagination

9334-9343

Location

Washington, D.C.

eISSN

1094-4087

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article, C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2014, Optical Society of America

Issue

8

Publisher

Optical Society of America