25 July 1994 Integrated optical devices in rare-earth-doped glass
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Integrated-optical devices in rare-earth-doped glasses have emerged as an attractive new technology on the threshold of wide-scale manufacturing and commercial insertion. These devices can be used both as laser oscillators and optical amplifiers. They have been formed by a number of fabrication methods including ion exchange and thin-film deposition. Active integrated-optical devices are expected to be important elements in future optical fiber networks. Rare-earth-doped optical fiber devices provide nearly perfect amplification of signals in optical fibers. The performance of these rare-earth-doped optical fibers is so promising that researchers started investigating whether similar performance could be achieved in planar waveguides. The combination of passive integrated-optical components and rare-earth ions has produced many devices with impressive performance.
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Kevin J. Malone "Integrated optical devices in rare-earth-doped glass", Proc. SPIE 10275, Glass Integrated Optics and Optical Fiber Devices: A Critical Review, 1027509 (25 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.179767; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.179767
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