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Application of an improved WKB method to the characterization of diluted silver ion-exchanged glass waveguides in the near-infrared
Author(s): Feng Xiang; K. H. Chen; Gar Lam Yip
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Paper Abstract

A characterization of diluted silver ion-exchanged waveguides in glass substrates was carried out for three different wavelengths, (lambda) equals 0.6328 micrometers , 1.152 micrometers , and 1.523 (mu) , by using an improved WKB method which correctly calculates the phase shift at the diffused boundary, hence eliminating calculation errors in the theoretical dispersion curves mostly in single mode regions and near other mode cutoffs. The results show a significant improvement in the agreement between the theoretical WKB dispersion curves and the measured mode indices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 April 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1794, Integrated Optical Circuits II, (6 April 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.141921
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Feng Xiang, McGill Univ. (Canada)
K. H. Chen, McGill Univ. (Canada)
Gar Lam Yip, McGill Univ. (Canada)


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

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