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Birefringence control for ion-exchanged channel waveguides at 1.55-μm wavelength
Author(s): Pekka Ayras; Gualtiero Nunzi Conti; Seppo Honkanen; Nasser Peyghambarian
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Paper Abstract

We show at 1.55 micrometer wavelength that the waveguide birefringence of ion-exchanged channel waveguides in glass can be broadly tuned by a potassium and silver double-ion- exchange. Two different potassium and silver double-ion- exchange processes are used to make surface waveguides with negligible waveguide birefringence. This is of crucial importance in making devices for dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) systems. The dependence of the waveguide birefringence on the channel width is also reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 March 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3620, Integrated Optics Devices III, (26 March 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.343734
Show Author Affiliations
Pekka Ayras, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Gualtiero Nunzi Conti, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (Italy)
Seppo Honkanen, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Nasser Peyghambarian, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3620:
Integrated Optics Devices III
Giancarlo C. Righini; S. Iraj Najafi, Editor(s)

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