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Planar glass optical waveguides containing transition metal ions
Author(s): Pavlina Nebolova; Martin Mika; Anna Mackova; Gabriela Kuncova; Anna Langrova; Karel Mach; Jarmila Spirkova
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Paper Abstract

We present a study of fabrication and properties of planar optical waveguides fabricated by Ag+, Cu+, Cu2+ and Er3+ ion exchange in a variety of commercial as well as non-commercial optical glasses. The properties of the waveguides are discussed from the point of view of composition of the substrate glasses (taking into account the ratios of the bridging and non-bridging oxygen atoms in the glass matrixes and fining agents), luminescence and waveguiding properties as refractive index profiles and birefringence. The samples containing exclusively Cu+ exhibited very strong blue-green luminescence despite their low content of copper. The localized Er3+ doping into the glass wafers is presented for the first time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 July 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5036, Photonics, Devices, and Systems II, (8 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.498648
Show Author Affiliations
Pavlina Nebolova, Prague Institute of Chemical Technology (Czech Republic)
Martin Mika, Prague Institute of Chemical Technology (Czech Republic)
Anna Mackova, Nuclear Physics Institute (Czech Republic)
Gabriela Kuncova, Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals (Czech Republic)
Anna Langrova, Institute of Geology (Czech Republic)
Karel Mach, J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry (Czech Republic)
Jarmila Spirkova, Prague Institute of Chemical Technology (Czech Republic)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5036:
Photonics, Devices, and Systems II
Miroslav Hrabovsky; Dagmar Senderakova; Pavel Tomanek, Editor(s)

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