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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 20, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 1981
  • pp: 2280–2283

Temperature-independent thin-film optical waveguide

S. L. Chen and J. T. Boyd  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 20, Issue 13, pp. 2280-2283 (1981)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.20.002280


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Abstract

The concept of having the effective refractive index of an optical waveguide mode be independent of temperature is introduced. It is shown that this concept should be realizable with a Corning 7059 glass thin-film waveguide supported on a SiO2-Si substrate for a waveguide thickness of 0.37 μm. Measurements of effective refractive index as a function of temperature confirm this prediction of temperature independence in that they show a very small variation with temperature for a 0.35-μm thick waveguide in comparison with that for a 0.98-μm thick waveguide.

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History
Original Manuscript: March 16, 1981
Published: July 1, 1981

Citation
S. L. Chen and J. T. Boyd, "Temperature-independent thin-film optical waveguide," Appl. Opt. 20, 2280-2283 (1981)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-20-13-2280


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