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Ionizing radiation for fabrication of optical waveguides in polymers
Author(s): W. F. X. Frank; Alexander Schoesser; Angelika Stelmaszyk; Joachim Schulz
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Paper Abstract

Ionizing radiation (light ions up to 200 keV and UV radiation with λ < 280 nm) is used to structure the surfaces of transparent polymers like Poly-(methyl-methacrylate) and related materials. Areas with an index increase up to 1% suitable for waveguiding are obtained.

Compaction of the irradiated areas leads to diffractive structures. Changes in the chemical structures of the irradiated samples are reported. The physical properties like mode spectra and attenuation were measured. Passive components with fibers coupled to the devices were fabricated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 August 1996
PDF: 19 pages
Proc. SPIE 10285, Polymers in Optics: Physics, Chemistry, and Applications: A Critical Review, 1028505 (6 August 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.245260
Show Author Affiliations
W. F. X. Frank, FTZ Deutsche Telekom (Germany)
Alexander Schoesser, TH Darmstadt (Germany)
Angelika Stelmaszyk, TH Darmstadt (Germany)
Joachim Schulz, GSI Darmstadt (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10285:
Polymers in Optics: Physics, Chemistry, and Applications: A Critical Review
Roger A. Lessard; Werner F. Frank, Editor(s)

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