1 November 1991 Low-temperature ion exchange of dried gels for potential waveguide fabrication in glasses
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Dried sol-gel silicate materials containing metal ions (2Th02-2M20-96Si02; where M = Na, K, or Cs) were ion-exchanged at 25 °C in selected regions using microelectronic masking methods and ionic solutions. After heat densification, the compositions and properties of the exchanged and unexchanged regions of the gel were investigated by microscopy, SEM-EDAX, and micro- Raman spectroscopy. Comparison of the spectra with those of melt-quench glasses of the same stoichiometries, exchanged identically, shows the effectiveness of the gel exchange.
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William M. Risen, William M. Risen, Theodore F. Morse, Theodore F. Morse, George Tsagaropoulos, George Tsagaropoulos, } "Low-temperature ion exchange of dried gels for potential waveguide fabrication in glasses", Proc. SPIE 1590, Submolecular Glass Chemistry and Physics, (1 November 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50200; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.50200
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