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—In this paper, the design, fabrication, and application of a highly tolerant polarization-independent optical-waveguide structure suited for operation in the third communication window is presented. The waveguide structure has been optimized toward minimized sensitivity to technological tolerances and low fabrication complexity. The tolerance analysis has(More)
We combine the theoretical results of some recent publications on the beam propagation method based on the finite difference method (PDBPM) and the slowly varying envelope approximation (SVEA). The use of the SVEA leads to a considerable reduo tion of the computation time but introduces a fundamental error in the phase velocity of a given mode and also to(More)
We report the application of an integrated optical Young interferometer sensor for ultrasensitive, real-time, direct detection of viruses. We have validated the sensor by detecting herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), but the principle is generally applicable. Detection of HSV-1 virus particles was performed by applying the virus sample onto a sensor(More)
—We report the fabrication and the characterization of the refractometric and thermo-optical properties of a quasi-one-dimensional waveguide photonic crystal—a strong, 76-m-long Bragg grating. The transmission spectra (around 660 nm) of the structure have been measured as a function of both the cladding refractive index and the temperature. The transmission(More)
This report describes an optical sensing hybrid system obtained by bonding a microfluidic system to an integrated optical (IO) four-channel Young interferometer (YI) chip. The microfluidic system implemented into a glass plate consists of four microchannels with cross-sectional dimensions of 200 microm x 15 microm. The microfluidic system is structured in(More)
We report on the design, realization, and characterization of a four-channel integrated optical Young interferometer device that enables simultaneous and independent monitoring of three binding processes. The generated interference pattern is recorded by a CCD camera and analyzed with a fast-Fourier-transform algorithm. We present a thorough theoretical(More)
Nonlinear polymers are promising materials for high speed active integrated optics devices. In this paper we evaluate the perspectives polymer based nonlinear optical devices can offer. Special attention is directed to the materials aspects. In our experimental work we applied mainly Akzo Nobel DANS side-chain polymer that exhibits large second and third(More)