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Buried-glass waveguides by ion exchange through ionic barrier
Author(s): Ming-Jun Li; Seppo Honkanen; Wei-Jian Wang; S. Iraj Najafi; Ari Tervonen; Pekka Poyhonen
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Paper Abstract

Fabrication of buried single-mode glass waveguides by ion exchange through the ionic barrier is studied. In this process, an unmasked potassium ion exchange is first performed to form an ionic barrier. The purpose here is to reduce sodium concentration near the surface (not to make a waveguide). The waveguides are formed in the second step of the process by masked silver ion exchange through this leaky ionic barrier. The calculated waveguide index profiles and both calculated and measured mode profiles are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1506, Micro-Optics II, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45956
Show Author Affiliations
Ming-Jun Li, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (Canada)
Seppo Honkanen, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (Canada)
Nokia Research Ctr. (Finland)
Wei-Jian Wang, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (Canada)
S. Iraj Najafi, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (Canada)
Ari Tervonen, Nokia Research Ctr. (Finland)
Pekka Poyhonen, Nokia Research Ctr. (Finland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1506:
Micro-Optics II
Anna Maria Verga Scheggi, Editor(s)

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