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Ion-exchanged glass waveguide devices for optical communications
Author(s): Seppo Honkanen
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Paper Abstract

Recent developments of ion-exchanged glass waveguide devices for optical communications are reviewed. The focus is on waveguide configurations for passive devices and on their optical characteristics. First the ion-exchanged glass waveguide structures are briefly described. The most important ion-exchanged passive components, power splitters and dual-wavelength multi/demultiplexers (WDM), are discussed in detail. We also discuss the recent advancement on other components such as narrowband WDM-devices, modefield transformers and ring resonators. A view to the important issue of fiber attachment and device packaging is briefly given, and finally the integration of several ion-exchanged components (e.g. wavelength multi/demultiplexers and splitters) in a single glass chip is briefly discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 July 1994
PDF: 21 pages
Proc. SPIE 10275, Glass Integrated Optics and Optical Fiber Devices: A Critical Review, 102750A (25 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.179768
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Seppo Honkanen, Nokia Research Ctr. (Finland)
Helsinki Univ. of Technology (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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