Christoph M. Greiner

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We experimentally demonstrate a novel grating which only produces reflection with mode conversion in a two-mode waveguide. That characteristic can improve the performance of optical devices that currently use tilted Bragg gratings to provide the mode conversion. Tilted Bragg gratings produce also reflections without mode conversion which increases noise and(More)
The present work is concerned with an enzyme, obtained from an acetone powder of spinach leaves, which catalyzes the carboxylation of phosphorylenolpyruvate’ to yield, under the conditions of isolation here employed, oxalacetate and inorganic phosphate. Pyruvate or pyruvate plus ATP will not substitute for PEP. Reduced triphosphopyridine nucleotide is not(More)
Cost-effective, robust, code-processing photonic devices are essential for the adoption of optical code-division multiple access in future commercial and military network applications. Progress in several technology platforms for code processing is summarized. In particular, we focus on developments in a technology platform based on holographic Bragg(More)
Lithographically rendered, slab-waveguide-based, volume holographic filters are shown, via fabrication and test, capable of providing fully integrated, single-mode compatible, flat-topped and low loss filtering for wide bandwidth multiplexers as, for example, used in coarse wave-division multiplexing (CWDM). Single-mode compatibility is preserved since the(More)
We propose and demonstrate a powerful approach to spectral bandpass engineering (apodization) of one-dimensional channel-waveguide Bragg reflectors. Bandpass engineering is accomplished by precise photolithographic control of the length and the longitudinal placement of individual grating lines, which provides unique line-by-line diffractive amplitude and(More)
We report on the demonstration of an integrated slab-waveguide-based concentric Fabry-Perot resonator that employs holographic Bragg reflectors as cavity mirrors. The cavity, produced in a low-loss silica-on-silicon slab waveguide by high-fidelity deep-ultraviolet photolithographic fabrication, exhibits a reflectivity-limited Q factor of approximately(More)
We describe a simple electro-optically activated external-cavity diode laser designed to provide high-speed, high-coherence tuning over gigahertz frequency ranges. Tuning as fast as 23 GHz/ micros is demonstrated. Coherence measurements indicate transform-limited quiescent laser linewidth in observation windows as wide as ~100 micros and transform-limited(More)
A cost-effective yet robust and versatile dual-channel spectral comparator is presented. The silica-on-silicon planar-waveguide integrated device includes two holographic Bragg-grating reflectors (HBRs) with complementary spectral transfer functions. Output comprises projections of input signal spectra onto the complementary spectral channels. Spectral(More)
A novel optical add-drop multiplexer (OADM) based on a null coupler with an antisymmetric grating was designed and experimentally demonstrated. The antisymmetric grating exclusively produces a reflection with mode conversion in a two-mode waveguide. This improves the performance compared with previous demonstrations that used tilted Bragg gratings. Our(More)
Modern photolithography with its sub-hundred-nanometer-scale resolution and cm-scale spatial coherence provides for the creation of powerful waveguide diffractive structures useful as integrated spectral filters, multiplexers, spatial signal routers, interconnects, etc. Application of such structures is facilitated by a lithographically friendly means of(More)