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Investigation of a new waveguide configuration for laser and amplifier applications using rare-earth-doped aluminum phosphate films
Author(s): Qing He; S. Iraj Najafi; Seppo Honkanen
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Paper Abstract

A new structure for integrated optics lasers and amplifiers in glass by sol-gel and ion exchange techniques is proposed. Due to unavailability of commercial rare-earth-doped glasses optimized for both lasing and ion exchange, we cover ion-exchanged glass waveguides by a rare-earth-doped aluminum phosphate layer, made by sol-gel method. As an example, an Er- doped waveguide amplifier is optimized theoretically.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 April 1993
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1794, Integrated Optical Circuits II, (6 April 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.141927
Show Author Affiliations
Qing He, Ecole Polytechnique/Montreal (Canada)
S. Iraj Najafi, Ecole Polytechnique/Montreal (Canada)
Seppo Honkanen, Ecole Polytechnique/Montreal (Canada)

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

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