Accession Number:

AD0787698

Title:

Optical Waveguides from Selected II-IV Semiconductors by Ion Implantation and Diffusion.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

Several II-VI semiconductors were examined for their usability as optical waveguides. A reproducible procedure was developed for polishing II-VI compounds to optical flatness. The procedure was especially effective for ZnSe and ZnTe. Ion implantation and diffusion were used with several combinations of dopants and substrates in attempts to produce both planar and channel optical waveguides. Proton enhanced diffusion of Cd into ZnSe produced a lossy planar waveguide, while diffusing Cd into ZnTe produced an excellent quality planar waveguide. This was the first positive proof of successful diffusion of Cd into ZnTe. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE