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Polymer optical waveguide fabrication toward low insertion loss
Author(s): Okihiro Sugihara; Naomichi Okamoto
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Paper Abstract

In this work simple fabrication techniques of polymeric optical waveguides and wavegiode elements toward low insertion loss are proposed and demonstrated. For single-mode propagation, light-induced self-written (LISW) optical waveguide is fabricated. For large core optical waveguide, hot-emboss technology is adopted for the formation of platform with fiber guide. Moreover, simultaneous formation of channel waveguide with 45° mirror based on the mold technology is also reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 August 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5246, Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications III, (14 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.511057
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Okihiro Sugihara, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Naomichi Okamoto, Shizuoka Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5246:
Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications III
Achyut K. Dutta; Abdul Ahad S. Awwal; Niloy K. Dutta; Kazuo Fujiura, Editor(s)

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