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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 1996
  • pp: 1238–1240

Direct measurement of birefringence in ion-exchanged planar waveguides

E. Fazio, W. A. Ramadan, M. Bertolotti, and G. C. Righini  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 16, pp. 1238-1240 (1996)

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A direct measurement of the birefringence of a planar waveguide obtained by Na+ – K+ ion exchange was performed with a double Lloyd interferometer. The results are compared with those obtained by a round-robin test involving the same sample. Birefringence of as much as Δn = (2.0 ± 0.2) × 10−3 was measured.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 12, 1996
Published: August 15, 1996

E. Fazio, G. C. Righini, W. A. Ramadan, and M. Bertolotti, "Direct measurement of birefringence in ion-exchanged planar waveguides," Opt. Lett. 21, 1238-1240 (1996)

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