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Sol-gel process for glass integrated optics
Author(s): John D. Mackenzie; Yu-Hua Kao
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Paper Abstract

The sol-gel process allows the synthesis of a wide variety of amorphous as well as crystalline materials which can exhibit useful passive or active optical properties. The process offers many advantages, such as low-temperature synthesis, excellent control and flexibility over composition and design. For applications in future integrated optics, the sol-gel process is flexible in making various kinds of optical components which either have been successfully made or have potential in their realization. This paper examines a number of the state-of-the-art optical components fabricable by the sol-gel process for glass integrated optics. Major examples furnished are in glass substrates and waveguides, third-order nonlinear materials, lasers and optical amplifiers, optical fibers, and gradient-index lenses. The benefits as well as limitations by using the sol-gel approach will be critically presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 July 1994
PDF: 31 pages
Proc. SPIE 10275, Glass Integrated Optics and Optical Fiber Devices: A Critical Review, 1027506 (25 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.179765
Show Author Affiliations
John D. Mackenzie, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Yu-Hua Kao, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10275:
Glass Integrated Optics and Optical Fiber Devices: A Critical Review
S. Iraj Najafi, Editor(s)

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