2004 Volume 1 Issue 4 Pages 81-85
We present the fabrication and characterization of a novel distributed Bragg reflector consisting of a grating loaded slab hollow waveguide. In this structure, we are able to obtain a high reflectivity even by using thin and short surface gratings because of the large contrast in refractive indices between a grating material and an air-core. We fabricated a slab hollow waveguide Bragg reflector with 620µm long, 190nm deep 1st-order circular grating composed of SiO2 exhibiting strong Bragg reflection at 1558nm with an air-core thickness of 10µm for TM mode. The peak reflectivity is 65% including fiber coupling loss, the 3dB bandwidth is 2.8nm and the grating-induced loss is less than 0.5dB.