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Optical damage threshold of ion-exchanged glass waveguides at 1.06 um
Author(s): Jacques Albert; Wei-Jian Wang; S. Iraj Najafi
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Paper Abstract

We report the measurement of the damage threshold of optical waveguides made by ion exchange in glass subjected to high peak power pulses from a mode-locked/Q-switched YAG laser operating at a wavelength of 1.06 mm. We found that waveguides made from a potassium-sodium exchange could tolerate at least ten times more guided peak power than silver-sodium exchanged guides.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1583, Integrated Optical Circuits, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50872
Show Author Affiliations
Jacques Albert, Communications Research Ctr. (Canada)
Wei-Jian Wang, Ecole Polytechnique (Canada)
S. Iraj Najafi, Ecole Polytechnique (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1583:
Integrated Optical Circuits
Ka Kha Wong, Editor(s)

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