6 April 1993 Design software for ion-exchanged glass waveguide devices
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Proceedings Volume 1794, Integrated Optical Circuits II; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.141892
Event: Fibers '92, 1992, Boston, MA, United States
Software tools for design of passive integrated optical components based on ion-exchanged glass waveguides have been developed. All design programs have been implemented on personal computers. A general simulation program for ion exchange processes is used for optimization of waveguide fabrication. The optical propagation in the calculated channel waveguide profiles is modelled with various methods. A user-friendly user's interface has been included in this modelling software. On the basis of the calculated propagation properties, performance of channel waveguide circuits can be modelled and thus devices for different applications may be designed. From the design parameters, the lithography mask pattern to be used is generated for a commercial CAD program for final mask design. Examples of designed and manufactured guided-wave devices are described. These include 1- to-n splitters and asymmetric Mach-Zehnder interferometers for wavelength division multiplexing.
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Ari Tervonen, Ari Tervonen, Seppo Honkanen, Seppo Honkanen, Pekka Poyhonen, Pekka Poyhonen, Markku Toivo Tahkokorpi, Markku Toivo Tahkokorpi, } "Design software for ion-exchanged glass waveguide devices", Proc. SPIE 1794, Integrated Optical Circuits II, (6 April 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.141892; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.141892

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