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Fabrication and characterization of optical waveguides on LiF by ion beam irradiation
Author(s): Marco Cremona; Stefano Pelli; Joao A. M. Pereira; Giancarlo C. Righini
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Paper Abstract

Optical waveguides in LiF crystals by high energy He+ ion-beam irradiation have been obtained. F2 and F3+ produced color centers increase refractive index of LiF crystals, allowing the formation of waveguides, and show strong photoluminescence activity in the green-red optical band. Details of the fabrication process and preliminary characterization data are reported.

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Date Published: 3 April 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4944, Integrated Optical Devices: Fabrication and Testing, (3 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.472700
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Marco Cremona, Pontifica Univ. Catolica do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Stefano Pelli, IFAC-CNR (Italy)
Joao A. M. Pereira, Univ. Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Giancarlo C. Righini, IFAC-CNR (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4944:
Integrated Optical Devices: Fabrication and Testing

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