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Polymeric optical waveguide components fabricated by simultaneous embossing and poling at elevated temperatures
Author(s): Okihiro Sugihara; Yanlong Che; Shinya Shibata; Makoto Nakanishi; Hideo Yamaji; Hisashi Fujimura; Chikara Egami; Naomichi Okamoto
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Paper Abstract

Simple fabrication technique of nonlinear optical waveguide components in polymer films based on simultaneous embossing and poling at elevated temperature (SEPET) is proposed and demonstrated. The master gratings which consist of polyimide die and metal base are fabricated by a single pulse two-beam interference technique using UV laser ablation. The master grating is found to be stable enough against heat and mold treatment cycles. The master molds nonlinear optical polymers at their Tg's. At the same time, high voltage is applied to the polymers to induce second-order nonlinearity. The grating profile as well as the nonlinearity is estimated. Moreover, formation of channel waveguide with grating based on the present process is also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 June 2001
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4279, Organic Photonic Materials and Devices III, (15 June 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.429372
Show Author Affiliations
Okihiro Sugihara, Shizuoka Univ. (Japan)
Yanlong Che, Shizuoka Univ. (Japan)
Shinya Shibata, Shizuoka Univ. (Japan)
Makoto Nakanishi, Shizuoka Univ. (Japan)
Hideo Yamaji, Shizuoka Univ. (Japan)
Hisashi Fujimura, Shizuoka Univ. (Japan)
Chikara Egami, Shizuoka Univ. (Japan)
Naomichi Okamoto, Shizuoka Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4279:
Organic Photonic Materials and Devices III
Bernard Kippelen; Donal D. C. Bradley, Editor(s)

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