A non-symmetric three-port integrated optical Mach-Zehnder interferometer configuration is employed to make 1.3/1.55 mu m and 1.48/1.55 mu m wavelength multiplexers/demultiplexers. The devices are produced by a potassium-silver double-ion exchange process. The effect of thermal post-annealing on the spectral behaviour of the fabricated devices is investigated. It is observed that the spectral transmission of the 1.3/1.55 mu m device is not sensitive to post-annealing while the transmission spectrum of the 1.48/1.55 mu m device changes after post-annealing. The losses and extinction ratios of the fabricated devices are also determined.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of the European Optical Society: Rapid Publications|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
Zhang, G., Honkanen, S., Najafi, I., Tervonen, A., & Katila, P. (1994). Ion-exchanged glass waveguide Mach-Zehnder interferometers for wavelength multi/demultiplexing and the effect of thermal post-annealing on spectral transmission. Journal of the European Optical Society: Rapid Publications, 3, 907-913. https://doi.org/10.1088/0963-9659/3/5/020