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Progress toward realization of rare-earth-doped glass integrated-optics lasers
Author(s): Veronique Francois; S. Iraj Najafi; Tomoko Ohtsuki; Nasser Peyghambarian; Seppo Honkanen; Sylvain Lafreniere; Mark P. Andrews
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Paper Abstract

The progress in fabrication of rare-earth doped glass waveguides using two different techniques, ion exchange in a doped glass and sol-gel processing, is reported. A study of the effect of postbake on the coupling efficiency of the pump beam in silver ion-exchanged waveguides made in a commercially available neodymium-doped silicate glass is presented. Upconversion is reported for the first time in a silver ion-exchanged phosphate glass waveguide. A new ion-exchanged glass fabrication process in conjunction with rare-earth-doped sol-gel layers is proposed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2213, Nanofabrication Technologies and Device Integration, (28 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.180964
Show Author Affiliations
Veronique Francois, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (Canada)
S. Iraj Najafi, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (Canada)
Tomoko Ohtsuki, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Nasser Peyghambarian, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Seppo Honkanen, Optonex Ltd. (Finland)
Sylvain Lafreniere, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (Canada)
Mark P. Andrews, McGill Univ. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2213:
Nanofabrication Technologies and Device Integration
Wolfgang Karthe, Editor(s)

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