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Design software for ion-exchanged glass waveguide devices
Author(s): Ari Tervonen; Seppo Honkanen; Pekka Poyhonen; Markku Toivo Tahkokorpi
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Paper Abstract

Software tools for design of passive integrated optical components based on ion-exchanged glass waveguides have been developed. All design programs have been implemented on personal computers. A general simulation program for ion exchange processes is used for optimization of waveguide fabrication. The optical propagation in the calculated channel waveguide profiles is modelled with various methods. A user-friendly user's interface has been included in this modelling software. On the basis of the calculated propagation properties, performance of channel waveguide circuits can be modelled and thus devices for different applications may be designed. From the design parameters, the lithography mask pattern to be used is generated for a commercial CAD program for final mask design. Examples of designed and manufactured guided-wave devices are described. These include 1- to-n splitters and asymmetric Mach-Zehnder interferometers for wavelength division multiplexing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 April 1993
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1794, Integrated Optical Circuits II, (6 April 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.141892
Show Author Affiliations
Ari Tervonen, Optonex Ltd. (Finland)
Seppo Honkanen, Optonex Ltd. (Finland)
Pekka Poyhonen, Optonex Ltd. (Finland)
Markku Toivo Tahkokorpi, Optonex Ltd. (Finland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1794:
Integrated Optical Circuits II
Ka-Kha Wong, Editor(s)

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