Tapered waveguides for guided wave optics.

  title={Tapered waveguides for guided wave optics.},
  author={Joe C. Campbell},
  journal={Applied optics},
  volume={18 6},
Strip waveguides having half-paraboloid shaped tapers that permit efficient fiber to waveguide coupling have been fabricated by Ag ion exchange in soda-lime glass. A reduction in the input coupling loss has been accomplished by tailoring the diffusion to provide a gradual transition from a single-mode waveguide to a multimode waveguide having cross-sectional dimensions comparable to the core diameter of a single-mode fiber. Waveguides without tapers exhibit an attenuation of 1.0 dB/cm and an… CONTINUE READING