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Title: Direct bonding dissimilar optical materials
Author: Stenhouse, Henry G.
ISNI:       0000 0004 7225 4173
Awarding Body: University of Southampton
Current Institution: University of Southampton
Date of Award: 2018
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This thesis presents the work conducted during this project on direct bonding of dissimilar optical materials at the Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton. It covers the history and background of the art, before progressing to the development of unique bonding processes used during the research detailed. During this project, direct bonding using chemical and plasma activation is successfully conducted on both amorphous and crystalline materials. Bonding of borosilicate glass is demonstrated in the production of planar structured fibre preforms to be caned. Development of Nd:YAG to sapphire bonds is reported, producing bonds of remarkable resilience, capable of surviving dicing and polishing procedures. Zinc selenide to diamond and sapphire bonding is presented using a plasma activated approach along with investigation of the resulting bond’s limits, demonstrating the heat spreading benefits of a bonded diamond layer.
Supervisor: Mackenzie, Jacob Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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