20 December 1996 Characterization of ion-exchanged waveguides in different glasses
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Proceedings Volume 2954, Fiber Integrated Optics; (1996) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.262439
Event: Advanced Imaging and Network Technologies, 1996, Berlin, Germany
Abstract
Glass integrated optics represents a viable approach to the development of cheap and robust passive components for communication, signal processing and sensing systems. Ion- exchange, in turn, is one of the most widespread technologies for the fabrication of optical waveguides in glass substrates. The choice of the substrate glass may affect critically the performance of waveguides and devices; thus, the results of an extensive characterization of ion- exchanged waveguides fabricated in a number of cheap, common commercial glass slides are reported here, with the aim of assessing the glass quality and therefore providing indications on the most effective substrate for components fabrication.
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Gemma De Angelis, Antonio Scaglione, Stefano Pelli, Giancarlo C. Righini, "Characterization of ion-exchanged waveguides in different glasses", Proc. SPIE 2954, Fiber Integrated Optics, (20 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.262439; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.262439
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