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Model undergraduate integrated optics laboratory
Author(s): Biswajit Das; Lawrence Anthony Hornak; Michael D. Lemmon

Paper Abstract

This paper describes recent efforts at developing a low cost undergraduate laboratory demonstrating current technologies used in integrated optics. The lab was targeted at undergraduate seniors to acquaint them with the role of integrated optics in the communications industry. This project examined two different types of integrated optical devices (1) glass waveguide devices using ion-exchange technique, and (2) polymer devices. Both device types can be implemented using equipment and materials already available in a standard university integrated circuit (IC) fabrication facility. The results of this project identify the polymer fabrication technology as best suited for the average environment found in undergraduate laboratories.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2525, 1995 International Conference on Education in Optics, (13 October 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.224007
Show Author Affiliations
Biswajit Das, West Virginia Univ. (United States)
Lawrence Anthony Hornak, West Virginia Univ. (United States)
Michael D. Lemmon, Univ. of Notre Dame (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2525:
1995 International Conference on Education in Optics
M. J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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