Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology

, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 573–576

Fabrication of Erbium-Doped Channel Waveguides by a Combination of Ion Exchange and Sol-Gel Techniques

Authors

  • J. Fick
    • Laboratoire d'Electromagnétisme Microondes et OptoélectroniqueUMR 5530 INPG-UJF-CNRS
  • A. Martucci
    • Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica-Settore MaterialiUniversità di Padova
  • M. Guglielmi
    • Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica-Settore MaterialiUniversità di Padova
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1008753025744

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Fick, J., Martucci, A. & Guglielmi, M. Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology (2000) 19: 573. doi:10.1023/A:1008753025744
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Abstract

Erbium-doped germano-silicate thin films of good optical quality were produced by the sol-gel technique. High refractive index changes of up to 0.018 were obtained by sodium-silver ion exchange. Monomode optical waveguides with Gaussian mode profile were fabricated by this technique. It is shown that, if the ion exchange process parameters are well chosen, the influence of the waveguide fabrication on the active properties of the material is negligible.

sol-gel waveguidechannel waveguideion exchangeerbium doped glassGeO2-SiO2 glass
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