Low loss optical waveguides and polarization splitters utilizing oxidized AlxGa1-xAs layers

BEK A., Aydinli A., Champlain J., Naone R., Dagli N.

Proceedings of the 1998 11th Annual Meeting IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, LEOS. Part 2 (of 2), Orlando, FL, USA, 1 - 04 December 1998, vol.1, pp.384-385 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1
  • City: Orlando, FL, USA
  • Page Numbers: pp.384-385
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


The application of oxidized AlxGa1-xAs in guided wave optics is demonstrated. A low index of refraction of oxidized AlxGa1-xAs is utilized for stronger optical confinement to reduce electrode related losses and to increase birefringence in polarization splitting directional couplers.