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Sol-gel waveguide fabrication parameters: an experimental investigation
Author(s): Xin M. Du; Tahar Touam; L. Degachi; J. L. Guilbault; Mark P. Andrews; S. Iraj Najafi
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Paper Abstract

Waveguides have been fabricated by a hybrid organic- inorganic glass sol-gel process and ultraviolet-light exposure. The adjustment of chemical composition of the materials provides precise selection of the refractive index from 1.48 to 1.52 at the wavelength of 632.8 nm. The effect of ultraviolet-light exposure and heat treatment on the refractive index is studied. Ultraviolet-light inscription has been employed to produce ridge waveguides with smooth sidewalls.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1998
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 37(4) doi: 10.1117/1.601833
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 37, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
Xin M. Du, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (Canada)
Tahar Touam, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (Canada)
L. Degachi, Ecole Polytechnic (Canada)
J. L. Guilbault, Ecole Polytechnique (Canada)
Mark P. Andrews, McGill Univ. (Canada)
S. Iraj Najafi, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (Canada)

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