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Influence of the lateral ion exchange on the light transmission in waveguide elements
Author(s): Jesus Linares; Elena Lopez Lago; Maria Concepcion Nistal
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Paper Abstract

Lateral ion-exchange, arising in the fabrication of waveguide elements by masking techniques, is modelized. The effective index method is used in order to analyze the effects on the light transmission when the side diffusion creates an effective graded index transition. Preliminary results are presented by using both a wave and geometrical approaches in the paraxial region. They show that the lateral ion-exchange modifies the paraxial parameters and it must be taken into account when the system's aberrations are corrected.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 December 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2954, Fiber Integrated Optics, (20 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.262435
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Jesus Linares, Univ. de Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
Elena Lopez Lago, Univ. de Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
Maria Concepcion Nistal, Univ. de Santiago de Compostela (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2954:
Fiber Integrated Optics
Giancarlo C. Righini, Editor(s)

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