J. Phys. IV France
Volume 129, October 2005
Page(s) 109 - 112

J. Phys. IV France 129 (2005) 109-112

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2005129023

Polarimetric difference interferometer made by ion exchange method*

K. Gut

Institute of Physics, Silesian University of Technology, ul. Krzywoustego 2, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland

The paper presents investigations on a planar and channel polarimetric interferometer made by ion exchange in glass for sensor applications.The dependence of the difference of propagation constants of orthogonal modes of the same order on the refractive index of the cover, for planar waveguides obtained during the ion exchange K+-Na+ in the glass BK-7 were determined. Similar measurements have been made for the exchange of Ag+-Na+, determining also the influence of the heating time on those parameters.

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