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Photosensitivity in optical fiber and silica-on-substrate waveguides
Author(s): Bernard Malo; Francois Bilodeau; Jacques Albert; Derwyn C. Johnson; Kenneth O. Hill; Yoshinori Hibino; Makoto Abe
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Paper Abstract

Ultraviolet light irradiation of optical fibers or silica-on-silica channel optical waveguides photoinduces a permanent refractive index change in the core of the optical waveguide. The effect called `photosensitivity' provides a versatile photolithographic means for processing glass in the form of optical fiber or planar optical waveguides in order to fabricate optical waveguide devices that have applications in optical fiber communications and optical sensor systems. This paper reports on some recent experimental results on photosensitivity in optical fibers and planar optical waveguides and its use in the fabrication of optical waveguide devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 December 1993
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2044, Photosensitivity and Self-Organization in Optical Fibers and Waveguides, (22 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.165674
Show Author Affiliations
Bernard Malo, Communications Research Ctr. (Canada)
Francois Bilodeau, Communications Research Ctr. (Canada)
Jacques Albert, Communications Research Ctr. (Canada)
Derwyn C. Johnson, Communications Research Ctr. (Canada)
Kenneth O. Hill, Communications Research Ctr. (Canada)
Yoshinori Hibino, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (Japan)
Makoto Abe, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2044:
Photosensitivity and Self-Organization in Optical Fibers and Waveguides
Francois Ouellette, Editor(s)

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