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Multidirectional waveguide arrays in a planar architecture
Author(s): Ian D. Hosein; Hao Lin; Matthew R. Ponte; Dinesh Baskar; Kalaichelvi Saravanamuttu
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Paper Abstract

We previously showed that large populations (<10, 000 cm-3) of self-induced cylindrical multimode waveguides spontaneously form when an incoherent white light field suffers modulation instability in a photopolymerizable medium. By deliberately modulating the optical field and employing multiple beams, we then generated a diverse range of waveguide lattices with 1-D, 2-D and 3-D geometries. Here, we describe the potential of this technique - optochemical organization – to provide an inexpensive, single-step, room temperature route to waveguide-inscribed planar architectures, which could serve as light-collecting, steering and focusing elements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8983, Organic Photonic Materials and Devices XVI, 89830E (7 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2039970
Show Author Affiliations
Ian D. Hosein, McMaster Univ. (Canada)
Hao Lin, McMaster Univ. (Canada)
Matthew R. Ponte, McMaster Univ. (Canada)
Dinesh Baskar, McMaster Univ. (Canada)
Kalaichelvi Saravanamuttu, McMaster Univ. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8983:
Organic Photonic Materials and Devices XVI
Christopher E. Tabor; François Kajzar; Toshikuni Kaino; Yasuhiro Koike, Editor(s)

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