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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 18 — Sep. 9, 2002
  • pp: 960–964

Neutron and gamma radiation effects in proton exchanged optical waveguides

Vittorio M. N. Passaro and Mario N. Armenise  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 18, pp. 960-964 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.10.000960


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Abstract

The effect of neutron and gamma ray irradiations on the optical properties of proton exchanged Z-cut lithium niobate optical planar waveguides were investigated. The damage thresholds were found by optical characterization for waveguides exchanged either in pure or diluted proton source.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3730) Integrated optics : Lithium niobate
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar
(350.5610) Other areas of optics : Radiation

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: July 31, 2002
Revised Manuscript: September 2, 2002
Published: September 9, 2002

Citation
Vittorio Passaro and Mario Armenise, "Neutron and gamma radiation effects in proton exchanged optical waveguides," Opt. Express 10, 960-964 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-10-18-960


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