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PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES (reverse chronological order)

Ari Tervonen, Brian R. West, and Seppo Honkanen, “Ion-exchanged glass waveguide technology:  A review,” Opt. Eng. Vol. 50, Art. 071107 (2011).  PDF

Brian R. West and D. V. Plant, “Transfer matrix analysis of the unidirectional grating-assisted co-directional coupler,” Appl. Opt. Vol. 46, pp. 8052-8060 (2007).  PDF

Brian R. West and D. V. Plant, “Optimization of non-ideal multimode interference devices,” Opt. Comm. Vol. 279, pp. 72-78 (2007). PDF    

Brian R. West and A. S. Helmy, “Dispersion tailoring of the quarter-wave Bragg reflection waveguide,” Opt. Express Vol. 14, pp. 4073-4086 (2006).  PDF

Brian R. West and A. S. Helmy, “Properties of the quarter-wave Bragg reflection waveguide: Theory,” JOSA B Vol. 23, pp. 1207-1220 (2006).  PDF

Brian R. West and A. S. Helmy, “Analysis and design equations for phase matching using Bragg reflector waveguides,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. Vol. 12, pp. 431-442 (2006).  PDF

Brian R. West and Seppo Honkanen, “Determination of ion exchange parameters by a genetic algorithm,” Opt. Eng. Vol. 44, Art. 094602 (2005).  PDF

Seppo Honkanen, Brian R. West, Sanna Yliniemi, Pratheepan Madasamy, Michael Morrell, Jason Auxier, Axel Schülzgen, Nasser Peyghambarian, James Carriere, Jesse Frantz, Ray Kostuk, Jose Castro, and David Geraghty, “Recent advances on ion-exchanged glass waveguides and devices” (invited), Phys. Chem. Glass (European Journal of Glass Science and Technology Part B) Vol. 47, pp. 110-120 (2006).  PDF

Brian R. West, Pratheepan Madasamy, Nasser Peyghambarian, and Seppo Honkanen, “Modeling of ion-exchanged glass waveguide structures,” J. Non-Crystalline Solids, Vol. 347, pp. 18-26 (2004).  PDF

James T. A. Carriere, Jesse A. Frantz, Brian R. West, Seppo Honkanen, and Raymond K. Kostuk, “Bend Loss Effects in Diffused, Buried Waveguides,” Appl. Opt. Vol. 44, pp. 1698-1703 (2005).  PDF

S. Yliniemi, B. R. West, and Seppo Honkanen, “Ion-exchanged glass waveguides with low birefringence for a broad range of waveguide widths,” Appl. Opt. Vol. 44, pp. 3358-3363 (2005).  PDF

Jason M. Auxier, Michael M. Morrell, Brian R. West, Seppo Honkanen, Axel Schültzgen, Nasser Peyghambarian, Sabyasachi Sen, and Nicholas F. Borrelli, “Ion-exchanged glass waveguides in glass doped with PbS quantum dots,” Appl. Phys. Lett. Vol. 85, pp. 6098-6100 (2004).  PDF

Jose M. Castro, David Geraghty, Brian R. West and Seppo Honkanen, “Fabrication and Comprehensive Modeling of Ion-Exchanged Bragg Optical Add/Drop Multiplexers,” Appl. Opt. Vol. 43, pp. 6166-6173 (2004).  PDF

Brian R. West and Seppo Honkanen, “MMI devices with weak guiding designed in three dimensions using a genetic algorithm,” Opt. Express Vol. 12, pp. 2716-2722 (2004).  PDF

P. Madasamy, B. R. West, M. M. Morrell, D. F. Geraghty, S. Honkanen, and N. Peyghambarian, “Buried ion-exchanged glass waveguides: burial-depth dependence on waveguide width,” Opt. Lett. Vol. 28, pp. 1132-1134 (2003).  PDF

 


 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (reverse chronological order)

Christopher McMahon and Brian R. West, "Optimization of gap plasmonic waveguides for nonlinear applications," Proc. SPIE 7750-2L, Photonics North, Niagara Falls, Canada, June 2010.

Brian R. West and David V. Plant, “Non-reciprocal waveguide grating coupler with blocked spurious output mode,” presented at 24th Biennial Symposium on Communications, Kingston, ON, Canada, June 2008.

Brian R. West and David V. Plant, “Analysis of unidirectional grating-assisted co-directional couplers using transfer matrix method,” Poster TuP6, presented at IEEE/LEOS Photonics in Switching, San Francisco, CA, Aug. 2007.

Brian R. West and A. S. Helmy, “The quarter-wave Bragg reflection waveguide – analytical solutions and properties,” Presented at Photonics West, San Jose, CA, Jan 2007. 

Brian R. West and A. S. Helmy, “Dispersion in the Quarter-Wave Bragg Reflection Waveguide,” Presented at Photonics North, Quebec, Canada, June 2006. 

A. S. Helmy and Brian R. West, “Phase matching using Bragg reflector waveguides,” Paper TuDD2, Presented at LEOS 2005. 

J. M. Auxier, A. Schülzgen, M. M. Morrell, B. R. West, S. Honkanen, S. Sen, N. F. Borrelli, and N. N. Peyghambarian, “Quantum dots for fiber laser sources” (invited), Presented at Photonics West, San Jose, CA [Proc. SPIE 5709 pp. 249-262], Jan. 2005. 

A. Schültzgen, J. Auxier, B. West, S. Honkanen, S. Sen, N. F. Borrelli, and N. Peyghambarian, “Low-loss single-mode waveguides in glasses doped with semiconductor quantum dots," Paper GOMD-S2-115-2004, Presented at American Ceramic Society Glass and Optical Materials Division Fall Meeting, Cocoa Beach, FL, Nov. 2004. 

Seppo Honkanen, Brian R. West, and Sanna Yliniemi, “Recent Advances in Ion-Exchanged Glass Waveguides and Devices” (invited), Paper GOMD-S1-35-2004, Presented at American Ceramic Society Glass and Optical Materials Division Fall Meeting, Cocoa Beach, FL, Nov. 2004. 

Jesse Frantz, James Carriere, Raymond Kostuk, Brian West, Seppo Honkanen, David Mathine, and Nasser Peyghambarian, “Finite difference modeling of selectively buried ion-exchanged waveguides in glass,” Paper FTuS2, Presented at OSA Annual Meeting, Rochester, NY, Oct. 2004. 

Brian R. West and Seppo Honkanen, “The design of a weakly guided multimode interference device in three dimensions using a genetic algorithm,” Poster JWB31, Presented at Integrated Photonics Research Conference 2004, San Francisco, CA, June 2004. 

J. M. Auxier, B. R. West, S. Honkanen, A. Schülzgen, N. Peyghambarian, S. Sen, and N. F. Borrelli, “Quantum-dot-doped waveguides produced by ion exchange,” Paper CTuF2, Presented at CLEO 2004, San Francisco, CA, May 2004. 

Brian R. West and Seppo Honkanen, “Advanced modeling and design of ion-exchanged glass waveguides and devices,” Presented at Photonics Europe, Strasbourg, France, Apr. 2004. Proc. SPIE vol. 5451, pp. 402-413 (2004). 

Sanna Yliniemi, Brian R. West, Timo Aalto, Pratheepan Madasamy, Nasser Peyghambarian, and Seppo Honkanen, “Buried ion-exchanged glass waveguides featuring low birefringence with a broad range of waveguide widths,” Poster Presented at Photonics Europe, Strasbourg, France, Apr. 2004. Proc. SPIE vol. 5451, pp. 558-564 (2004).

J. M. Castro, B. R. West, S. Honkanen, D. F. Geraghty, “The dependence of performance on grating tilt in an ion-exchanged waveguide add/drop multiplexer,” Poster Presented at Photonics Europe, Strasbourg, France, Apr. 2004. Proc. SPIE vol. 5451, pp. 565-573 (2004). 

D. F. Geraghty, J. Castro, B. West, S. Honkanen, “All-optical packet header recognition integrated optic chip,” Paper WFF5, Presented at LEOS 2003, Tucson AZ, Oct. 2003. 

Brian R. West, Pratheepan Madasamy, Nasser Peyghambarian, Seppo Honkanen, “Proximity effects in ion-exchanged glass waveguides: numerical modeling,” Paper ThGG4, Presented at OSA Annual Meeting, Tucson AZ, Oct. 2003. 

James T.A. Carriere, Jesse A Frantz, Brian R West, PM, Nasser N Peyghambarian, Seppo K Honkanen, Raymond K. Kostuk, Bruce R Youmans, “Waveguide Birefringence Measurement in a Ring Resonator,” Paper MH1, Presented at OSA Annual Meeting, Tucson AZ, Oct. 2003. 

Jesse Frantz, James Carriere, Brian West, Seppo Honkanen, Raymond Kostuk, “Modeling of selectively buried ion-exchaged waveguides using the beam propagation method,” Poster MT76, Presented at OSA Annual Meeting, Tucson AZ, Oct. 2003.

Sanna Yliniemi, Brian R West, T. Aalto, P. Madasamy, N. Peyghambarian, Seppo Honkanen, “Buried silver ion-exchanged glass waveguides with very low birefringence,” Poster MT78, Presented at OSA Annual Meeting, Tucson AZ, Oct. 2003. 

 


 

OTHER PRESENTATIONS (reverse chronological order)

Brian R. West, "Non-Reciprocal Waveguide Gratings," Physics & Astronomy Department Seminar, Howard University, Washington, DC (2008).

Brian R. West and D. V. Plant, "Design and Analysis of Non-Reciprocal Waveguide Gratings," poster presented at the Annual Research Review of Agile All-Photonic Networks, Ottawa, ON (2007).

Brian R. West, "The Bragg reflection waveguide - Analytical properties and application to nonlinear frequency conversion," Physics & Astronomy Department Seminar, University of Western Ontario, London, ON (2007).

Brian R. West, "Ion-Exchanged Waveguides in Glass: Recent Advances in Process Modeling," Electromagnetics and Photonics Group Seminar, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON (2005).

Brian R. West, P. Madasamy, D. F. Geraghty, S. Honkanen, and N. Peyghambarian, “Modeling of Ion-Exchanged Waveguides,” Annual meeting of Center for Optoelectronic Devices, Interconnects, and Packaging (COEDIP), Tucson, AZ (2003).

 


 

BOOK CHAPTER

Brian West, "Ion-Exchanged Glass Waveguides," in The Handbook of Photonics, 2nd Ed. edited by M.C. Gupta and J. Ballato (CRC Press, 2007) (invited).

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