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Single Mode Optical Components In Integrated Optics On Glass
Author(s): Denys Haux; Michel Di Maggio; Sandrine Samso; Roland Hakoun; Jean Martin
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Paper Abstract

The development of optical networks is effective and creates a need for passive components. Integrated optics techniques, with photolithography process, allow components with reproducible performances. Among integrated optics techniques, ion-exchange in glass is interesting and gives good results. The waveguides are obtained in a single step ion-exchange process, in a commercial glass, down to a depth of 8 μm, with a difference of refractive index of 0.007. The attenuation of the elementary guide is characterized by measuring the insertion loss in a line of fiber. The propagation loss of the guide is 0.15 dB/cm. Coupling losses are about 0.5 dB per fiber. The BPM (Beam Propagation Method) is used for designing the mask of a 16 ports splitter. The splitter is characterized with fibers at both the input and output sides. The 16 ports splitter presents excess loss of 4 dB.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 1989
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1128, Glasses for Optoelectronics, (21 December 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.961452
Show Author Affiliations
Denys Haux, Laboratoires de Marcoussis (France)
Michel Di Maggio, Laboratoires de Marcoussis (France)
Sandrine Samso, Laboratoires de Marcoussis (France)
Roland Hakoun, Laboratoires de Marcoussis (France)
Jean Martin, Laboratoires de Marcoussis (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1128:
Glasses for Optoelectronics
Giancarlo C. Righini, Editor(s)

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