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Integrated optical devices in rare-earth-doped glass
Author(s): Kevin J. Malone
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Paper Abstract

Integrated-optical devices in rare-earth-doped glasses have emerged as an attractive new technology on the threshold of wide-scale manufacturing and commercial insertion. These devices can be used both as laser oscillators and optical amplifiers. They have been formed by a number of fabrication methods including ion exchange and thin-film deposition. Active integrated-optical devices are expected to be important elements in future optical fiber networks. Rare-earth-doped optical fiber devices provide nearly perfect amplification of signals in optical fibers. The performance of these rare-earth-doped optical fibers is so promising that researchers started investigating whether similar performance could be achieved in planar waveguides. The combination of passive integrated-optical components and rare-earth ions has produced many devices with impressive performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 July 1994
PDF: 25 pages
Proc. SPIE 10275, Glass Integrated Optics and Optical Fiber Devices: A Critical Review, 1027509 (25 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.179767
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Kevin J. Malone, National Institute of Standards and Technology (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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