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Compensation of birefringence within integrated optical components using a CO2 laser

Compensation of birefringence within integrated optical components using a CO2 laser

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Birefringence compensation by processing with a CO2 laser is demonstrated in an asymmetric Mach-Zehnder interferometer fabricated in silica-on-silicon. The MZ response is matched for both polarisation states by using controlled laser ablation.

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