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Laser-written polymeric optical waveguides for integrated optical device applications
Author(s): Karl W. Beeson; Michael J. McFarland; William A. Pender; Jianhui Shan; Chengjiu Wu; James T. Yardley
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Paper Abstract

We describe a laser-writing technique for fabricating polymeric optical waveguides by photo- crosslinking acrylate monomer materials. We report loss measurements as low as 0.01 dB/cm in straight laser-written photopolymer waveguides and describe changes in waveguide losses at temperatures up to 250 degree(s)C. Loss measurements are also summarized for 90 degree(s) bends and laser-written 8 X 8 star couplers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 April 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1794, Integrated Optical Circuits II, (6 April 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.141906
Show Author Affiliations
Karl W. Beeson, Allied-Signal, Inc. (United States)
Michael J. McFarland, Allied-Signal, Inc. (United States)
William A. Pender, Allied-Signal, Inc. (United States)
Jianhui Shan, Allied-Signal, Inc. (United States)
Chengjiu Wu, Allied-Signal, Inc. (United States)
James T. Yardley, Allied-Signal, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1794:
Integrated Optical Circuits II
Ka-Kha Wong, Editor(s)

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