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Ion-exchange process for glass waveguide fabrication
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Paper Abstract

Ion-exchange is a relatively mature technology for the production of optical waveguides in glass substrates, and it appears as the most convenient approach to the development of a number of passive integrated optical devices, due to the low loss and process robustness. The purpose of this paper is to give a quick overview of the status of this technology, with particular attention devoted to the problems of manufacturing tolerances and of fabrication and characterization reproducibility.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 July 1994
PDF: 22 pages
Proc. SPIE 10275, Glass Integrated Optics and Optical Fiber Devices: A Critical Review, 1027502 (25 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.179752
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Giancarlo C. Righini, IROE-CNR (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10275:
Glass Integrated Optics and Optical Fiber Devices: A Critical Review
S. Iraj Najafi, Editor(s)

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