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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 1999
  • pp: 1826–1828

Locking in photosensitivity within optical fiber and planar waveguides by ultraviolet preexposure

M. Åslund, J. Canning, and G. Yoffe  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 24, pp. 1826-1828 (1999)

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Strong photosensitivity is locked in permanently after hydrogen outdiffusion of hydrogen-loaded waveguides presensitized with UV light by either pulsed 193-nm or cw 244-nm laser output.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(160.3130) Materials : Integrated optics materials
(160.5320) Materials : Photorefractive materials
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(350.3390) Other areas of optics : Laser materials processing

M. Åslund, J. Canning, and G. Yoffe, "Locking in photosensitivity within optical fiber and planar waveguides by ultraviolet preexposure," Opt. Lett. 24, 1826-1828 (1999)

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