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Optical waveguides from low-melting-temperature glasses with organic dyes
Author(s): Paul A. Tick; David L. Weidman
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Paper Abstract

Polymers and, more recently, sol-gel glasses are generally regarded as the better hosts for optical devices which rely on organic dye molecules as the active component. Most traditional low melting temperature glasses are too easily attacked by water to be a serious alternative; however, a novel composition family based on SnF2 eliminates many of the shortcomings of other glasses with similar viscosity properties and they seem to have an affinity for dissolving many organic dye molecules. The properties of these glasses and the ongoing efforts to demonstrate the feasibility of fabricating guided wave structures are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1775, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials V, (25 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.139218
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Paul A. Tick, Corning Incorporated (United States)
David L. Weidman, Corning Incorporated (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1775:
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials V
David J. Williams, Editor(s)

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