Polarization-insensitive planar glass waveguide amplifiers by silver ion exchange

T. Ohtsuki, S. Honkanen, J. Ingenhoff, J. Heyden, N. Fabricius, S. I. Najafi, N. Peyghambarian

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This research focuses on waveguide amplifiers suitable for a number of applications. A silver-ion-exchange technique in waveguide fabrication is used which results in low birefringent waveguides. Two different erbium-doped glasses, a commercial phosphate laser glass developed for silver ion exchange are used as substrates. Finally, the small signal gain of these waveguides is measured by a pump and probe technique using a pump wavelength of 1.48 μm from a Cr:YAG laser.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)462-463
Number of pages2
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
StatePublished - 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO'96 - Anaheim, CA, USA
Duration: Jun 2 1996Jun 7 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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