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Multimode planar lightwave circuits using direct write of polymers
Author(s): N. Suyal; Frank A. P. Tooley; A. Fritze; James D. Gourlay; Julian A. B. Dines; A. McCarthy; Andrew C. Walker; F. Bresson
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Paper Abstract

The performance of a novel acylate-based thermally stable photo-polymer is presented. Rapid direct writing of the guides and other structures is realized using a high-power 325 nm He:Cd laser. The loss is measured by cut-back to be less than 0.17 dB/cm at 850 nm and less than 0.5 dB/cm at 1310 nm. This material and writing system is used to make 50 micrometers square core cladded guides and compliant bumps for device attachment, and 45 degree(s) TIR mirrors for out of plane coupling.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 May 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4089, Optics in Computing 2000, (24 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.386866
Show Author Affiliations
N. Suyal, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Frank A. P. Tooley, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
A. Fritze, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
James D. Gourlay, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Julian A. B. Dines, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
A. McCarthy, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Andrew C. Walker, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
F. Bresson, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4089:
Optics in Computing 2000

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