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Linear and nonlinear optical effects in polymer waveguides
Author(s): Andreas H. Braeuer; Ulrike Bartuch; M. Zeisberger; Th. Bauer; Peter Dannberg
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Paper Abstract

A very useful technology for monomode waveguide production by etching SiO2 substrate material and covering it with organic polymeric materials is reported. An integrated dual-beam interferometer is presented which serves efficiently for electro-optical material parameter determination for polymers. An opto-optical beam scanner based on a grating coupler was realized. Output coupling angle modulation up to 0.1 rad was obtained by illuminating the grating with low intensity (2) laser radiation. A new waveguiding principle in which light is guided in a low refractive index region, a so called ARROW, was realized using polymer in combination with SiO2Si3N4.

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Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1559, Photopolymer Device Physics, Chemistry, and Applications II, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50698
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Andreas H. Braeuer, Friedrich Schiller Univ. (Germany)
Ulrike Bartuch, Friedrich Schiller Univ. (Germany)
M. Zeisberger, Friedrich Schiller Univ. (Germany)
Th. Bauer, Friedrich Schiller Univ. (Germany)
Peter Dannberg, Friedrich Schiller Univ. (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1559:
Photopolymer Device Physics, Chemistry, and Applications II
Roger A. Lessard, Editor(s)

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