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Passive and Active Characterization of Hybrid Glass Substrates for Telecommunication Applications



Joseph S. Hayden, Robert D. Simpson, Samuel D. Conzone, Robert K. Hickernell, Berton Callicoatt, Alexana Roshko, Norman A. Sanford


Phosphate glasses have become increasingly popular for planar waveguide devices owing in part to the development of a number of different commercial compositions with a wide range of optical, physical, chemical and laser properties. In addition, the recent development of low temperature bonding technology has made possible the fabrication of structures involving multiple glasses prepared as a single hybrid substrate. Combined, these new materials and technologies make possible the creation of devices with increasing integrity and complexity. Here, we present passive characterization data collected on glass joints prepared with the low temperature bonding technology and active performance data of a hybrid DBR laser where the surface relief grating has been fabricated in the passive glass region of a hybrid substrate.
Proceedings Title
Proc. Intl. Soc. for Optical Engineering (SPIE)
Conference Dates
January 23-24, 2002
Conference Location
San Jose, CA
Conference Title
SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering


integrated optics, low temperature bonding, optoelectronics, rare-earth-doped glass, rare-earth-doped planar waveguides
Created January 1, 2002, Updated February 17, 2017