ION-IMPLANTED GLASS WAVEGUIDES: A REVIEW
- 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
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.
Copyright: © 2013 Shu Cheng, Bo Peng, Hai-Tao Guo, Wei Wei, Wei-Nan Li and Chun-Xiao Liu. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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