Measurement of waveguide birefringence using a ring resonator

James T.A. Carriere, Jesse A. Frantz, Bruce R. Youmans, Seppo Honkanen, Raymond K. Kostuk

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A simple method for accurately measuring the birefringence of a ring resonator waveguide using its resonant characteristics is presented. A measurement accuracy of 1 × 10-6 is observed. This approach is then used to measure the effect of thermal annealing on the level of birefringence in an ion-exchanged waveguide.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1134-1136
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2004


  • Birefringence
  • Integrated optics
  • Optical resonators
  • Optical waveguides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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