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ION-IMPLANTED GLASS WAVEGUIDES: A REVIEW

Shu Cheng1, Bo Peng2, Hai-Tao Guo3, Wei Wei2, Wei-Nan Li3 and Chun-Xiao Liu4
  • 1 Changchun University of Science and Technology, China
  • 2 Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
  • 3 Xi′an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, China
  • 4 Hefei Normal University, China

Abstract

As a well-known technique for material modification, ion implantation has become an effective method to fabricate waveguide in optical glasses. The guiding structures can be accurately controlled by the adjustment of the species, energies and fluences of the implanted ions. In the present work, we review the results of up-to-date research on the fabrication, characterization and applications of the ion-implanted waveguides in various optical glasses. The ion-implanted glass waveguides have shown good guiding performance as well as properties with respect to the bulks, suggesting promising potential for many aspects of photonics.

Physics International
Volume 4 No. 1, 2013, 1-12

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/pisp.2013.1.12

Submitted On: 8 January 2013 Published On: 20 May 2013

How to Cite: Cheng, S., Peng, B., Guo, H., Wei, W., Li, W. & Liu, C. (2013). ION-IMPLANTED GLASS WAVEGUIDES: A REVIEW. Physics International, 4(1), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.3844/pisp.2013.1.12

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Keywords

  • Optical Glasses
  • Ion Implantation
  • Waveguide