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Optical polymer for photonic integration
Author(s): N. Suyal; Frank A. P. Tooley; A. McCarthy; F. Bresson; A. Fritze; Andrew C. Walker
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Paper Abstract

Development of a novel multifunctional acrylate based photo- polymer for photonic integration is presented. A 325 nm He:Cd laser has been used for direct writing of 50 micrometers square core multi-mode waveguides, compliant bumps for flip- chip bonding and 45 degrees total internal reflection mirrors for out of plane coupling. The transmission losses are measured to be 0.17 dB/cm at 850 nm and 0.5 dB/cm at 1300 nm by cutback method. Partially halogenated versions show losses around 1dB/cm at 1550 nm. DTA-TG analysis shows that this multifunctional acrylate co-polymer is thermally stable up to a temperature of 270 degrees C.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4417, Photonics 2000: International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics, (25 September 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.441297
Show Author Affiliations
N. Suyal, TeraHertz Photonics Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Frank A. P. Tooley, TeraHertz Photonics Ltd. (United Kingdom)
A. McCarthy, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
F. Bresson, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
A. Fritze, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Andrew C. Walker, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)

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Photonics 2000: International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics

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