Materials for Waveguide Optoelectronics

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 226)


Waveguide optoelectronics, by definition, implies the availability and exploitation of refractive index difference. Accordingly, this introductory chapter on materials for waveguide optoelectronics is concerned both with describing and analysing the factors which contribute to the refractive index of materials and the various ways in which the refractive index may be modified in order to form waveguides or changed after waveguide formation.


Refractive Index Lithium Niobate Refractive Index Change Relative Dielectric Constant Dope Silica 
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  1. 1.Department of Electronics and Electrical EngineeringUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowScotland, UK

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