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First order Bragg grating filters in silicon on insulator waveguides.

Waugh, Peter Michael. (2008) First order Bragg grating filters in silicon on insulator waveguides. Doctoral thesis, University of Surrey (United Kingdom)..

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Abstract

The subject of this thesis is the design; analysis, fabrication and characterisation of first order Bragg Grating optical filters in Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) planar waveguides. It is envisaged that this work will result in the possibility of Bragg Grating filters for use in Silicon Photonics. It is the purpose of the work to create as far as is possible flat surface waveguides so as to facilitate Thermo-Optic tuning and also the incorporation into rib-waveguide Silicon Photonics. The spectral response of the shallow Bragg Gratings was modelled using Coupled Mode Theory (CMT) by way of RSoft Gratingmod TM. Also the effect of having a Bragg Grating with alternate layers of refractive index 1.5 and 3.5 was simulated in order to verify that Silica and Silicon layered Bragg Gratings could be viable. A series of Bragg Gratings were patterned on 1.5 micron SOI at Philips in Eindhoven to investigate the variation of grating parameters with a) the period of the gratings b) the duty cycle (or mark to space ratio) of the gratings and c) the length of the region converted to Bragg Gratings (i.e. the number of grating period repetitions). One set of gratings were thermally oxidised at Philips in Eindhoven (this was to simulate the effects of oxidising Porous Silicon) and another set were ion implanted with Oxygen ions at the Ion Beam Facility, University of Surrey. The gratings were tested and found to give transmission minima at approximately 1540 nanometres and both methods of creating flat surfaces were found to give similar minima. Atomic Force Microscopy was applied to the grating area of the Ion as Implanted samples in the ATI, University of Surrey, which were found to have surface undulations in the order of 60 nanometres.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Divisions : Theses
Authors :
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Waugh, Peter Michael.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 2008
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Depositing User : EPrints Services
Date Deposited : 09 Nov 2017 12:16
Last Modified : 09 Nov 2017 14:44
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/843865

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