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Grating coupling to polymer optical waveguides
Author(s): Francesco Michelotti; M. Morelli; F. Cataldo; G. Petrocco; Mario Bertolotti
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Paper Abstract

We describe the production and optical characterization of planar dielectric waveguides of the organic polymers Poly-(alpha) -Methyl-Styrene and Poly-Phenyl-Acetylene. Single mode waveguides, at (lambda) equals 1.064 micrometers , were obtained by the use of the spin-coating technique. Propagation losses were measured through detection of the out of plane scattered light are as low as 0.7 dB/cm. The waveguiding films were spun over fused silica substrates that were previously etched in order to obtain two grating couplers with a 0.55 micrometers period. Nonlinear grating coupling was investigated in the case of Poly-Phenyl-Acetylene, with a 70 ps pulsed source at (lambda) equals 1.064 micrometers at high repetition rate (frep equals 76 MHz).

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 January 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2042, Photopolymers and Applications in Holography, Optical Data Storage, Optical Sensors, and Interconnects, (20 January 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.166304
Show Author Affiliations
Francesco Michelotti, Univ. degli Studi di Roma (Italy)
M. Morelli, Univ. degli Studi di Roma (Italy)
F. Cataldo, Progega S.r.l. (Italy)
G. Petrocco, Solid State Electronics Institute/CNR (Italy)
Mario Bertolotti, Univ. degli Studi di Roma (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2042:
Photopolymers and Applications in Holography, Optical Data Storage, Optical Sensors, and Interconnects
Roger A. Lessard, Editor(s)

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