Fabrication and characterization of Er3+-doped tellurite glass waveguide by Ag+-Na+ ion-exchange method

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Abstract

The planar waveguides of 12Na2O10NbO2.525WO 353TeO2+1Er2O3 ([NbWEr]) glasses were prepared by Ag+-Na+ ion-exchange at 320-380°C for 5-30 h. The optical properties of the waveguides were characterized. Waveguiding property was successfully confirmed under all the ion-exchange conditions in this study. The thickness of the waveguides increased with increasing ion-exchange temperature and time. The minimum propagation loss of the waveguides was approximately 0.8 dB/cm at 632.8 nm. Hence, the [NbWEr] glass waveguides were considered to be promising for broadband optical amplifiers.

Original languageEnglish
Article number112018
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Volume18
Issue numberSYMPOSIUM 8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 31 2011
Event3rd International Congress on Ceramics, ICC3 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: Nov 14 2010Nov 18 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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