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Solitonic guide and multiphoton absorption processes in photopolymerizable materials for optical integrated circuits
Author(s): Stephane Klein; Alberto Barsella; D. Acker; C. Sutter; N. Beyer; Chantal Andraud; Alain F. Fort; Kokou Dodzi Dorkenoo
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Paper Abstract

Up to now, most of the optical integrated devices are realized on glass or III-V substrates and the waveguides are usually obtained by photolithography techniques. We present here a new approach based on the use of photopolymerizable compounds. The conditions of self-written channel creation by solitonic propagation inside the bulk of these photopolymerizable formulations are analyzed. Both experimental and theoretical results of the various stages of self-written guide propagation are presented. A further step has been achieved by using a two-photon absorption process for the polymerization via a confocal microscopy technique. Combined with the solitonic guide creation, this technique allows to draw 3D optical circuits. Finally, by doping the photopolymerizable mixtures with push-pull chromophores having a controlled orientation, it will be possible to create active optical integrated devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5464, Organic Optoelectronics and Photonics, (8 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.547950
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Stephane Klein, Institut de Physique et Chimie des Materiaux de Strasbourg, CNRS (France)
Alberto Barsella, Institut de Physique et Chimie des Materiaux de Strasbourg, CNRS (France)
D. Acker, Institut de Physique et Chimie des Materiaux de Strasbourg, CNRS (France)
C. Sutter, Institut de Physique et Chimie des Materiaux de Strasbourg, CNRS (France)
N. Beyer, Institut de Physique et Chimie des Materiaux de Strasbourg, CNRS (France)
Chantal Andraud, Lab. de Chimie, CNRS (France)
Alain F. Fort, Institut de Physique et Chimie des Materiaux de Strasbourg, CNRS (France)
Kokou Dodzi Dorkenoo, Institut de Physique et Chimie des Materiaux de Strasbourg, CNRS (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5464:
Organic Optoelectronics and Photonics
Paul L. Heremans; Michele Muccini; Hans Hofstraat, Editor(s)

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