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  • Vol. 35, Iss. 28 — Oct. 1, 1996
  • pp: 5670–5676

Desired concentration-dependent ion exchange for micro-optic lenses

Bernhard Messerschmidt, B. L. Mclntyre, and S. N. Houde-Walter  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 35, Issue 28, pp. 5670-5676 (1996)

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The required concentration-dependent diffusion coefficients for both ideal one-dimensional and ideal radial gradient-index profiles are determined. The modified quasi-chemical diffusion model is used to relate the diffusion coefficient to optimum glass composition. Adding aluminum to sodium silicate glasses facilitates the approach to the desired concentration dependence of the diffusion coefficient for silver–sodium ion exchange. A parabolic one-dimensional index profile is fabricated in one of the glasses. It deviates from ideal values by less than 2%.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: December 1, 1995
Published: October 1, 1996

Bernhard Messerschmidt, B. L. Mclntyre, and S. N. Houde-Walter, "Desired concentration-dependent ion exchange for micro-optic lenses," Appl. Opt. 35, 5670-5676 (1996)

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