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Sulfide glass optical waveguides prepared by sol-gel processing
Author(s): Rui Manuel Almeida; J. Xu
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Paper Abstract

Sol-gel processing is a very good method for the preparation of silica and other oxide glass planar optical waveguides, including those doped with rare-earth ions like Nd3+ or Er3+, for applications such as integrated optics lasers and amplifiers. In active integrated optics devices for 1.54 micrometers , involving Er3+ doping, a low vibrational energy glass matrix is desirable, in order to increase the quantum efficiency of the Er3+ emission; however, this is even more important in the case of Pr3+. Here, therefore, the use of a low vibrational energy sulfide glass becomes particularly adequate, although the sol-gel processing of non-oxide glasses is still in its infancy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3943, Sol-Gel Optics V, (2 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.384332
Show Author Affiliations
Rui Manuel Almeida, Instituto Superior Tecnico (Portugal)
J. Xu, Instituto Superior Tecnico (Portugal)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3943:
Sol-Gel Optics V
Bruce S. Dunn; Edward J. A. Pope; Helmut K. Schmidt; Masayuki Yamane, Editor(s)

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