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Very low loss ion implanted planar waveguides in lead germanate glass
G.Kakarantzas, P.D.Townsend and J.Wang*
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
* Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, UK
Ion implantation has been used to produce very low loss optical waveguides in lead germanate glass samples. Then is an increase in the refractive index of 0.35% for the given ion beam parameters. The loss can be as low as 0.15 dB/cm after thermal annealing.
Electronics Letters (1993) Vol.29(5) pp.489-490
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