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Multimode interference couplers using polymeric optical waveguides
Author(s): Chih-Wei Hsu; Hsuen-Li Chen; Way-Seen Wang
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Paper Abstract

Polymeric optical waveguides are fabricated by using optical polymer benzocyclobutene BCB). The properties of BCB include good thermal stability and high optical transmission. Anisotropic etching of BCB has been characterized by reactive ion etching. The output mode distribution has been examined by CCD measurement system. Also, an optical coupler based on multimode interference (MMI) effect has been designed and fabricated. We show that such MMI couplers can offer superior properties such as low excess loss and good tolerance to the variation of wavelength. The measurement results are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 October 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4579, Optical Fiber and Planar Waveguide Technology, (19 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.444870
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Chih-Wei Hsu, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Hsuen-Li Chen, National Nano Device Lab. (Taiwan)
Way-Seen Wang, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4579:
Optical Fiber and Planar Waveguide Technology
Shuisheng Jian; Yanming Liu, Editor(s)

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