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The buried channel optical waveguides on glass by high electric field technique
Author(s): Zigang Zhou
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Paper Abstract

The buried channel waveguides on optical glass is fabricated by a high electric field technique. The 900V voltage was applied on the glass to accelerate the field-driven ion exchange process by expeditiously replacing host sodium ions in the glass with silver ions. As a result, the lowest optical loss was achieved on waveguides fabricated at 350°C. The optical loss for channel waveguides was measured using the interference technique with a 0.6328μm He-Ne laser. And the loss of 0.30 dB/cm was obtained for channel waveguides of 20μm in depth, relatively low for waveguides of such depth at red wavelength. A nearly Gauss refractive index profile was observed from every channel waveguide fabricated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 October 2006
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 6351, Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices III, 635138 (4 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.676231
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Zigang Zhou, Southwest Univ. of Science and Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6351:
Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices III
Sang Bae Lee; Yan Sun; Kun Qiu; Simon C. Fleming; Ian H. White, Editor(s)

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