We demonstrate the possibility of controlling, practically independently, the form and indices of proton-exchanged lithium niobate guides by means of guide annealing and proton exchange in lithium-rich solutions. Experimental results are presented that indicate how one can realize specific guide designs.
© 1983 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 20, 1982
Published: February 1, 1983
M. De Micheli, M. Papuchon, J. Botineau, S. Neveu, P. Sibillot, and D. B. Ostrowsky, "Independent control of index and profiles in proton-exchanged lithium niobate guides," Opt. Lett. 8, 114-115 (1983)