MgO:LiNbO(3) Single-Crystal Fiber with Magnesium-Ion In-Diffused Cladding

Published in: Optics Letters, v. 12, no. 11, Nov. 1987, p. 938-940

Posted on RAND.org on November 01, 1987

by S. Sudo, Amado Cordova, R. L. Byer, Herbert J. Shaw

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A Mg-ion in-diffusion process was applied to form an optical guiding structure in LiNbO(3) single-crystal fibers. A parabolic refractive-index profile was formed in a 56-microm-diameter, c-axis MgO:LiNbO(3) fiber, yielding quasi-single-mode (two modes) propagation.

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