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Polymer waveguide devices for WDM applications
Author(s): Lucie Robitaille; Claire L. Callender; Julian P. Noad
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Paper Abstract

The use of polymer waveguides for the design and fabrication of devices for wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) at 1550 nm is described. Single mode 1 X 2, 1 X 4 and 1 X 8 splitters and combiners have been fabricated using photosensitive polyimide materials on silicon substrates. Good division of light was achieved in the devices, and waveguide facets could be cleaved to allow efficient coupling from optical fibers. The design of phased array wavelength demultiplexers for polymer waveguide technologies is described and compared to competitive technologies. Optimization of the trade-off between device size and waveguide cross-section is discussed and preliminary device designs for different polymer systems are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 April 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3281, Polymer Photonic Devices, (17 April 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.305417
Show Author Affiliations
Lucie Robitaille, Communications Research Ctr. (Canada)
Claire L. Callender, Communications Research Ctr. (Canada)
Julian P. Noad, Communications Research Ctr. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3281:
Polymer Photonic Devices
Bernard Kippelen; Donal D. C. Bradley, Editor(s)

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