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30 June 1994 Metal-ion spin-on glasses: novel materials for active waveguides
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Monolithic integration of a rare-earth-ion-based active waveguide on the same wafer as its diode pump laser would permit compact packaging of the technology demonstrated in fiber lasers and amplifiers. This new monolithic technology would offer the potential for developing compact infrared and visible (up- conversion) lasers, amplifiers, and other photonic integrated circuit components. One approach that we are investigating for such monolithic integration uses a high concentration of one or more rare-earth ions incorporated into polysiloxane spin-on glasses that are solvent-cast onto III-V semiconductor wafers. This `fiber on chip' technology substitutes a relatively high- ion-concentration, short-length metal-ion spin-on glass (MISOG) waveguide for the low-ion-concentration, long-length fiber. Progress to date on developing MISOG waveguide materials and technology is discussed.
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Carol I. H. Ashby, Charles T. Sullivan, G. Allen Vawter, John P. Hohimer, G. Ronald Hadley, and Daniel R. Neal "Metal-ion spin-on glasses: novel materials for active waveguides", Proc. SPIE 2146, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices II, (30 June 1994);

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