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Critical issues in designing glass integrated optical circuits
Author(s): Ari Tervonen
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Paper Abstract

Different issues in design of passive integrated optics devices based on glass waveguide technologies are reviewed. The established fabrication technologies, ion exchange into substrate glasses, and deposited doped-silica waveguides on silicon wafers, are described in terms of waveguide engineering for differing needs. The status of various optical guided-wave propagation methods and tools are discussed. Design aspects for two most important categories of glass waveguide devices, M x N couplers and wavelength division demultiplexers/multiplexers, are considered. Particularly, designs with insensitivity to fabrication process tolerances and optical signal bandwidth and polarization state are emphasised. A brief look is also taken on design of complicated guided-wave circuits.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 July 1994
PDF: 28 pages
Proc. SPIE 10275, Glass Integrated Optics and Optical Fiber Devices: A Critical Review, 1027503 (25 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.179760
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Ari Tervonen, Optonex Ltd. (Finland)
Nokia Research Ctr. (Finland)


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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