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Fabrication and characterization of PMMA-based nonlinear optical waveguides
Author(s): Kuen-Cherng Lin; Wei-Yu Lee; Kun-Yi Lee; Gee-Yi Tien
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Paper Abstract

We have demonstrated the fabrication and characterization of polymer- based optical waveguides. Reported here is a fabrication technique for polymeric channel waveguides with the inverted-rib structure. The waveguide is consisted of a polymer film spin-coated on the SiO2/Si substrate, in which channel grooves are pre-patterned to provide lateral optical confinement. Moreover, modal characteristics of the waveguides for a TE-polarized light source at 632.8 nm are also calculated and measured for comparison using the Galerkin's method and the Laser beam analyzer, respectively.

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Date Published: 10 April 1995
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2379, Solid State Lasers and Nonlinear Crystals, (10 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.206478
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Kuen-Cherng Lin, Tatung Institute of Technology (Taiwan)
Wei-Yu Lee, Tatung Institute of Technology (Taiwan)
Kun-Yi Lee, Tatung Institute of Technology (Taiwan)
Gee-Yi Tien, Tatung Institute of Technology (Taiwan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2379:
Solid State Lasers and Nonlinear Crystals
Gregory J. Quarles; Leon Esterowitz; Lap Kin Cheng, Editor(s)

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