High Quality Polishing Procedure of Glass Substrates: Application in Integrated Optics

  • H. E. Lazcano
  • J. L. Flores
  • A. Blanco
  • A. Hernández
  • R. Nieto
  • J. L. Martínez
  • R. A. Torres
  • G. V. Vázquez
  • J. L. Hurtado
Conference paper
Part of the Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series book series (CPSEMS)

Abstract

A procedure to polish the edges of glass microscope slides (corning 2947B) for integrated optics is presented in this paper. As usual, the procedure includes six steps: cut of glass substrates, assembly of the glass substrates over a plane surface (blocking), grinding, polishing, disassembly (unblocking) and cleaning. It is possible to fabricate waveguides before or after the polishing procedure. Finally, the outcomes of a practical application are shown. In our opinion, the manufacture of integrated optics devices will increase gradually.

Keywords

Polishing Grinding Glass slides Integrated optics Testplating 

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Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. E. Lazcano
    • 1
  • J. L. Flores
    • 1
  • A. Blanco
    • 1
  • A. Hernández
    • 1
  • R. Nieto
    • 1
  • J. L. Martínez
    • 1
  • R. A. Torres
    • 1
  • G. V. Vázquez
    • 1
  • J. L. Hurtado
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro de Investigaciones en ÓpticaLeónMexico

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