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Antiresonant reflecting optical waveguides in polymer multilayer structures and with lateral confinement
Author(s): Andreas H. Braeuer
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Paper Abstract

There is a growing interest in applying polymers for integrated optics. ARROW waveguides basing on the Fabry-Perot effect exhibit a number of outstanding features compared with conventional waveguides. The theoretical ARROW concept based on leaky waves is discussed. Planar ARROWs realized in a polymer multilayer system by simple technologies have low loss (0.39 dB/cm) and can be made well-matching to a fiber field. Lateral confinement by ARROW-effect has been demonstrated experimentally.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 January 1993
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1774, Nonconducting Photopolymers and Applications, (14 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.139575
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Andreas H. Braeuer, Friedrich Schiller Univ. (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1774:
Nonconducting Photopolymers and Applications
Roger A. Lessard, Editor(s)

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