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Determining the index profile for photobleached polymer optical waveguides
Author(s): Qishun Shen; Qian Wang; Xiangming Liu; Zhuangqi Cao; Yingli Chen
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Paper Abstract

We report studies on photobleaching process of polymer waveguides by means of a high pressure mercury lamp. After considering the film shrinkage and the surface index in the bleaching front, an inversed treatment based on the improved WKB method was employed to determine the index profiles of the bleached polymer film using experimentally measured mode indices. Index profiles presented in this paper are consistent with the photobleaching kinetics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 August 1998
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3557, Current Developments in Optical Elements and Manufacturing, (5 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.318291
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Qishun Shen, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Qian Wang, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (Japan)
Xiangming Liu, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Zhuangqi Cao, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Yingli Chen, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3557:
Current Developments in Optical Elements and Manufacturing
Qiming Xin; Robert E. Parks, Editor(s)

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