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Replicated microstructures for integrated optics
Author(s): Michael T. Gale; Luca G. Baraldi; Rino E. Kunz
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Paper Abstract

Fabrication technology and device structures suitable for low- cost production of replicated integrated optical devices are presented and discussed. Shim fabrication and replication techniques such as hot embossing and injection moulding are capable of achieving the submicron resolution, high fidelity requirements of integrated optical structures. Polymeric materials have been shown to be suitable both as replicated substrates and as waveguiding films with losses under 1 dB/cm. High index dielectric waveguiding films are highly suited to sensor applications and have been fabricated with losses under 5 dB/cm. New types of vertically structured integrated optical devices which can be fabricated by replicating a microstructure followed by dielectric coating are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2213, Nanofabrication Technologies and Device Integration, (28 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.180948
Show Author Affiliations
Michael T. Gale, Paul Scherrer Institute (Switzerland)
Luca G. Baraldi, Paul Scherrer Institute (Switzerland)
Rino E. Kunz, Paul Scherrer Institute (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2213:
Nanofabrication Technologies and Device Integration
Wolfgang Karthe, Editor(s)

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