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Evaluation Of Ion Exchange For Fabrication Of Rare-Earth Doped Waveguides
Author(s): Brian P. Howell; Timothy Beerling
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Paper Abstract

Rare earth ions are frequently incorporated into lasers by doping common glasses with the ions in the glass melt. This paper describes the potential of using diffusion of the rare earth ion from molten salt baths to incorporate it in the glass. The paper discusses the molten salts, the rare earths as a group, the diffusion phenomena, the glasses, and finally the interaction of all these to produce the process. General predictions of the waveguide profile and potential problems are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1987
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0836, Optoelectronic Materials, Devices, Packaging, and Interconnects, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.967508
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Brian P. Howell, Northern Arizona University (United States)
Timothy Beerling, Northern Arizona University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0836:
Optoelectronic Materials, Devices, Packaging, and Interconnects
Theodore E. Batchman; Richard Franklin Carson; Robert L. Galawa; Henry J. Wojtunik, Editor(s)

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