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  • Vol. 1, Iss. 7 — Jul. 20, 2003
  • pp: 404–405

Fabrication of glass optical power splitter in thallium source by ion-exchange method

Zigang Zhou and Desen Liu  »View Author Affiliations


Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 1, Issue 7, pp. 404-405 (2003)


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Abstract

The use of a new thallium-ion (Tl^(+)) source for glass optical power splitter fabrication based on a NaNO_(3^(-)) Tl_(2)SO_(4) mixture is proposed and demonstrated. Planar optical power splitters were made using glassessuch as K_(6), K_(8), K_(9). The optical quality of the devices prepared compares favorably with the qualityobtained using other fabrication techniques (such as dry etching) and the processing time is considerablyreduced.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.1360) Optical devices : Beam splitters
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(230.7380) Optical devices : Waveguides, channeled

Citation
Zigang Zhou and Desen Liu, "Fabrication of glass optical power splitter in thallium source by ion-exchange method," Chin. Opt. Lett. 1, 404-405 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/col/abstract.cfm?URI=col-1-7-404


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