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Embedded high-contrast distributed grating structures

United States Patent

April 2, 2002
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A new class of fabrication methods for embedded distributed grating structures is claimed, together with optical devices which include such structures. These new methods are the only known approach to making defect-free high-dielectric contrast grating structures, which are smaller and more efficient than are conventional grating structures.
Zubrzycki; Walter J. (Albuquerque, NM), Vawter; Gregory A. (Albuquerque, NM), Allerman; Andrew A. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
09/ 596,028
June 15, 2000
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.