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Ultraviolet bleaching of polymers and polymeric directional couplers for optical interconnects
Author(s): Sihan Lin; Wei Feng; R. Brian Hooker; Alan Rolf Mickelson
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Paper Abstract

UV bleaching of side-chain polymer PMMA/DR1 has been characterized at different temperatures and different UV bands. Broadband mid-UV bleaching at elevated temperature has been found to be most efficient and has been used to fabricate polymeric directional couplers. A fabricated passive directional coupler has achieved 26 dB extinction ratio in the cross state. The simulated output power ratios of various interaction lengths agreed with the measurements of the fabricated devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2285, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials VII, (23 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.187540
Show Author Affiliations
Sihan Lin, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Wei Feng, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
R. Brian Hooker, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Alan Rolf Mickelson, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2285:
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials VII
Gustaaf R. Moehlmann, Editor(s)

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