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Optical waveguides prepared in Er3+-doped tellurite glass by Ag+-Na+ ion exchange
Author(s): Yong Ding; Shibin Jiang; Tao Luo; Yongdan Hu; Nasser Peyghambarian
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Paper Abstract

This paper reports the preparation of planar waveguides in an Er3+ doped tellurite glass with a composition, 15Ns2O-25WO3-60TeO2- 1Er2O3, by Ag+-Na+ ion-exchange. The glass was chemically stable during ion-exchange process. Single-mode and multi- mode planar and buried waveguides in the tellurite glasses have been prepared, which is the first demonstrated of waveguides in tellurite glasses fabricated by ion-exchange technique to the best of our knowledge. The depths of the waveguides could be controlled by varying ion-exchange temperatures and times. The diffusion parameters, diffusion coefficients and activation energy were estimated. It is indicated that the tellurite glass is a prospective candidate for active integrated optics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4282, Rare-Earth-Doped Materials and Devices V, (27 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.424789
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Yong Ding, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Shibin Jiang, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Tao Luo, NP Photonics, Inc. (United States)
Yongdan Hu, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Nasser Peyghambarian, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4282:
Rare-Earth-Doped Materials and Devices V
Shibin Jiang, Editor(s)

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