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Short-And Long -Term Stability In Proton Exchanged Lithium Niobate Waveguides
Author(s): Janet Lehr Jackel; Catherine E Rice
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Paper Abstract

We describe fabrication conditions which produce proton exchanged waveguides with long and short term index stability. We present also the surface index change and effective diffusion coefficients associated with exchange in melts of varying concentration, from pure benzoic acid to mixtures containing up to 4 Mole % lithium benzoate. Infrared absorption measurements supporting our explanation for the causes of index instability are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 September 1984
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0460, Processing of Guided Wave Optoelectronic Materials I, (26 September 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.939455
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Janet Lehr Jackel, AT&T Bell Laboratories (United States)
Catherine E Rice, AT&T Bell Laboratories (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0460:
Processing of Guided Wave Optoelectronic Materials I
Robert L. Holman; Donald Morgan Smyth, Editor(s)

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