Accession Number : ADA193177

Title :   Ion-Exchanged Waveguides for Signal Processing Applications - A Novel Electrolytic Process.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 84-30 Nov 87,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Ramaswamy, R V

PDF Url : ADA193177

Report Date : 07 Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 318

Abstract : Ion exchange process and technology for fabrication of optical waveguides has been studied systematically to improve the reproducibility and establish the correlation between the process parameters and the component characteristics. Two-step process has been studied extensively and used for fabrication of low-loss fiber-compatible single-mode buried channel waveguides using the Na+ - Ag+ cation pair. Nonlinear waveguides have been studied theoretically and some of the predictions have been verified experimentally in K+ - Na+ ion-exchanged waveguides in semiconductor-doped glasses. Keywords: Attenuation, Bistability, Borosilicate, Concentration cell, Concentration profile, Diffusion, Electrolytic release, Electromigration, Fiber Optics, Galvanic cell, Glasses.

Descriptors :   *ION EXCHANGE, *OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES, CATIONS, DOPING, ELECTROLYSIS, FABRICATION, FIBER OPTICS, GALVANIC CORROSION, GLASS, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, RELEASE, REPRODUCIBILITY, SEMICONDUCTORS, SIGNAL PROCESSING, ELECTROLYTIC CELLS, POTASSIUM, SODIUM, SILVER

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE