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Synthesizing of Sensitizing Glasses in Very Small Volumes and Strictly Controlled Atmospheres for Fiber and Integrated Optic Sensors
Author(s): Ryszard Stepien; Longin Kociszewski; Jan Buzniak; Ryszard S. Romaniuk
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Paper Abstract

We present the characteristics of Thalium-Zirconium and Natrium-Calcium glasses used for manufacturing of optical waveguides and fibers. The glasses have been melted and processed in several tens of different microsamples using originally developed sensitizing technology. Technological facilities have been presented. Ten samples of interferometric optical guided-wave temperature sensors have been constructed and their material and performance characteristics debated. The sensitivities of optical sensors of up to 300 rad/mK are accesible with this glass system. The thermally induced stress in the waveguides adds or substracts up to 10% of this sensitivity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 January 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1177, Integrated Optics and Optoelectronics, (5 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963363
Show Author Affiliations
Ryszard Stepien, Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (Poland)
Longin Kociszewski, Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (Poland)
Jan Buzniak, Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (Poland)
Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Warsaw University of Technology (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1177:
Integrated Optics and Optoelectronics
Leon McCaughan; Mark A. Mentzer; Song-Tsuen Peng; Henry J. Wojtunik; Ka Kha Wong, Editor(s)

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