Applied Physics B

, Volume 114, Issue 4, pp 467–474

Characterization of waveguide loss using distributed Bragg reflectors


DOI: 10.1007/s00340-013-5543-x

Cite this article as:
Grieco, A., Slutsky, B. & Fainman, Y. Appl. Phys. B (2014) 114: 467. doi:10.1007/s00340-013-5543-x


We propose and demonstrate a method to characterize waveguide loss using the spectral response of combinations of distributed Bragg reflectors. The method is independent of coupling efficiency and waveguide dispersion and does not require the introduction of bending loss into the device.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew Grieco
    • 1
  • Boris Slutsky
    • 1
  • Yeshaiahu Fainman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of California, San DiegoSan DiegoUSA

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