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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 1985
  • pp: 4326–4333

Gradient-index profile control by field-assisted ion exchange in glass

Susan N. Houde-Walter and Duncan T. Moore  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 24, Issue 24, pp. 4326-4333 (1985)

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Field-assisted ion exchange has been used to extend the profile repertoire and to speed the ion exchange process for gradient-index (GRIN) applications. Profiles are predicted for various ion mobility ratios and time-varying electric fields. Profile control is demonstrated by silver for sodium exchange in an aluminosilicate glass. Diffusion depths of the order of a millimeter are obtained in a few hours using modest field strengths.

© 1985 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 1, 1985
Published: December 15, 1985

Susan N. Houde-Walter and Duncan T. Moore, "Gradient-index profile control by field-assisted ion exchange in glass," Appl. Opt. 24, 4326-4333 (1985)

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