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Polymer microstructure waveguides on various substrates for optical interconnection and communication
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Paper Abstract

Planar polymer lightguides ofpoly-(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) are doped with a UV sensitive material and an azo dye, sensitive for green or blue light (514, 488 nm) simultaneously. The UV-sensitive material is used for recording a permanent waveguide pattern while the azo dye is meant for a reversible light induced refractive index change. Although the azo dye is partly destroyed by the UV light and the photochemical reaction during waveguide formation, a light induced phase modulation in the guide is still possible in such bifunctional materials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1213, Photopolymer Device Physics, Chemistry, and Applications, (1 April 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18013
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Ray T. Chen, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Michael R. Wang, Physical Optics Corp. and Univ. of California/Irvine (United States)
Gregory J. Sonek, Physical Optics Corp. and Univ. of California/Irvine (United States)
Tomasz P. Jannson, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1213:
Photopolymer Device Physics, Chemistry, and Applications
Roger A. Lessard, Editor(s)

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