25 July 1994 Ion-exchanged glass waveguide devices for optical communications
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Recent developments of ion-exchanged glass waveguide devices for optical communications are reviewed. The focus is on waveguide configurations for passive devices and on their optical characteristics. First the ion-exchanged glass waveguide structures are briefly described. The most important ion-exchanged passive components, power splitters and dual-wavelength multi/demultiplexers (WDM), are discussed in detail. We also discuss the recent advancement on other components such as narrowband WDM-devices, modefield transformers and ring resonators. A view to the important issue of fiber attachment and device packaging is briefly given, and finally the integration of several ion-exchanged components (e.g. wavelength multi/demultiplexers and splitters) in a single glass chip is briefly discussed.
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Seppo Honkanen, "Ion-exchanged glass waveguide devices for optical communications", Proc. SPIE 10275, Glass Integrated Optics and Optical Fiber Devices: A Critical Review, 102750A (25 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.179768; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.179768

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