Physics & Computer Science
A detailed theoretical and experimental study of the depth dependence of buried ion-exchanged waveguides on waveguide width is reported. Modeling, which includes the effect of nonhomogeneous time-dependent electric field distribution, agrees well with our experiments showing that burial depth increases linearly with waveguide width. These results may be used in the proper design of integrated optical circuits that need waveguides of different widths at different sections, such as arrayed waveguide gratings.
Madasamy, P.; West, Brian R.; Morrell, Michael M.; Geraghty, David F.; Honkanen, Seppo; and Peyghambarian, Nassar, "Buried Ion-Exchanged Glass Wavelengths: Burial-Depth Dependence on Waveguide Width" (2003). Physics and Computer Science Faculty Publications. 94.