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High Quality Polishing Procedure of Glass Substrates: Application in Integrated Optics
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.
KeywordsPolishing Grinding Glass slides Integrated optics Testplating
H. Lazcano acknowledges the support and encouragement of all the optical shop team members of the “Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica”.