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  • Vol. 35, Iss. 33 — Nov. 20, 1996
  • pp: 6435–6437

Feasibility of potassium-exchanged waveguides in BK7 glass for telecommunication devices

Ari Tervonen and Seppo Honkanen  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 35, Issue 33, pp. 6435-6437 (1996)

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Based on recent results for potassium-exchanged optical waveguides in BK7 glass [Appl. Opt. 34, 455–458 (1995)], the feasibility of fiber-compatible waveguide fabrication for telecommunication wavelengths is studied. Modeling of waveguides gives the result that such waveguides with good properties cannot be achieved with this fabrication technique because of the observed saturation of diffusion depth.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 14, 1996
Revised Manuscript: August 6, 1996
Published: November 20, 1996

Ari Tervonen and Seppo Honkanen, "Feasibility of potassium-exchanged waveguides in BK7 glass for telecommunication devices," Appl. Opt. 35, 6435-6437 (1996)

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