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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2001
  • pp: 509–511

Hybrid glass substrates for waveguide device manufacture

S. D. Conzone, J. S. Hayden, D. S. Funk*, A. Roshko, and D. L. Veasey†  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 8, pp. 509-511 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.26.000509


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Abstract

Hybrid glass substrates were prepared by a novel, low-temperature process joining active (Er–Yb codoped) and passive phosphate glass. The resulting hybrid substrates are chemically and physically robust; they can be cut, ground, and polished by conventional, water-based techniques. The entire substrate can be immersed in a molten-salt bath to produce waveguides simultaneously in the active and passive regions. A low reflectance of -34±2 dB was measured at the joint interface with 1531.2-nm light by optical low-coherence reflectometry. Further, a hybrid laser waveguide device exhibited a slope efficiency of 33% at 1540 nm when pumped at 975 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0250) Integrated optics : Optoelectronics
(130.1750) Integrated optics : Components
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.3130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics materials
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers

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S. D. Conzone, J. S. Hayden, D. S. Funk*, A. Roshko, and D. L. Veasey†, "Hybrid glass substrates for waveguide device manufacture," Opt. Lett. 26, 509-511 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-8-509


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