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Ion-exchanged glass waveguide technology: a review
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Paper Abstract

We review the history and current status of ion exchanged glass waveguide technology. The background of ion exchange in glass and key developments in the first years of research are briefly described. An overview of fabrication, characterization and modeling of waveguides is given and the most important waveguide devices and their applications are discussed. Ion exchanged waveguide technology has served as an available platform for studies of general waveguide properties, integrated optics structures and devices, as well as applications. It is also a commercial fabrication technology for both passive and active wave-guide components.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 2011
PDF: 16 pages
Opt. Eng. 50(7) 071107 doi: 10.1117/1.3559213
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 50, Issue 7
Show Author Affiliations
Ari Tervonen, Aalto Univ. School of Science and Technology (Finland)
Seppo K. Honkanen, Aalto Univ. School of Science and Technology (Finland)
Brian R. West, Wilfrid Laurier Univ. (Canada)

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