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Passive Integrated Optical Components Made By Ion Exchange In Glass
Author(s): M. Blahut; A. Opilski; Z. Opilski; R. Rogozinski
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Paper Abstract

In this paper theoretical and experimental investigations on the passive integrated optical components are presented. Planar waveguides were produced by the K+ ↔ Na+ or Ag+ ↔ Na+ ion exchange and waveguide couplers were made by the selective diffusion of Ag+ ions in soda-lime glass. Experimental investigations on the planar waveguide structures show the existence of certain anomalies in refractive index distribution, caused by the segregation of natural glass components. For the production of gradient microlenses, electric-field-assisted diffusion process of Ag+ ions was applied. For this purpose, the formation of three-dimensional refractive index distribution due to electrothermal ion exchange process was considered. The obtained refractive index distribution was used for the numerical solution of ray trajectory equation in gradient microlenses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 1986
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0670, Optical Fibres and Their Applications IV, (10 November 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.939007
Show Author Affiliations
M. Blahut, Silesian Technical University (Poland)
A. Opilski, Silesian Technical University (Poland)
Z. Opilski, Silesian Technical University (Poland)
R. Rogozinski, Silesian Technical University (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0670:
Optical Fibres and Their Applications IV
Ryszard S. Romaniuk; Mieczyslaw Szustakowski, Editor(s)

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