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Waveguides in polymers
Author(s): Werner F. Frank; Bengt Knoedler; Alexander Schoesser; Torsten K. Strempel; Theo T. Tschudi; Frank Linke; D. Muschert; Angelika Stelmaszyk; Hans Strack; Andreas H. Braeuer; Peter Dannberg; Rolf Goering
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Paper Abstract

Samples of PMMA (Poly-(Methyl-Meth-Acrylate)) in combination with various substrates have been modified by ionizing radiation in order generate regions of increased refractive index. These waveguiding structures were used to build passive devices such as Y-branches, couplers and Mach-Zehnder-interferometers. The refractive index and beam profil and the attenuation at different wavelengths of the generated waveguides were measured.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2290, Fiber Optic Materials and Components, (28 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.187408
Show Author Affiliations
Werner F. Frank, Forschungszentrum Telekom (Germany)
Bengt Knoedler, Technische Hochschule Darmstadt (Germany)
Alexander Schoesser, Technische Hochschule Darmstadt (Germany)
Torsten K. Strempel, Technische Hochschule Darmstadt (Germany)
Theo T. Tschudi, Technische Hochschule Darmstadt (Germany)
Frank Linke, Technische Hochschule Darmstadt (Germany)
D. Muschert, Technische Hochschule Darmstadt (Germany)
Angelika Stelmaszyk, Technische Hochschule Darmstadt (Germany)
Hans Strack, Technische Hochschule Darmstadt (Germany)
Andreas H. Braeuer, Fraunhofer Einrichtung fuer Optik und Feinmechanik (Germany)
Peter Dannberg, Fraunhofer Einrichtung fuer Optik und Feinmechanik (Germany)
Rolf Goering, Piezosystem Jena GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2290:
Fiber Optic Materials and Components
Hakan H. Yuce; Dilip K. Paul; Roger A. Greenwell, Editor(s)

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