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Large core polymeric optical waveguides fabricated by thermal replication
Author(s): Okihiro Sugihara; Hirotaka Mizuno; Toshikuni Kaino
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Paper Abstract

Polymeric optical waveguide devices connectable to plastic optical fibers (POFs) fabricated by thermal replication using thermo-plastic and thermo-curable resins are presented. Optical waveguides with large core sizes of 1000 μm were fabricated, and low propagation loss of ~0.2 dB/cm for thermo-plastic resin waveguide at 650 nm was achieved. Waveguide with high thermal resistance was realized by simultaneous curing and replication using thermo-curable multifunctional methacrylate monomers.

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Date Published: 24 October 2005
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6014, Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications V, 60140N (24 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.631081
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Okihiro Sugihara, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Hirotaka Mizuno, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Toshikuni Kaino, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6014:
Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications V
Achyut K. Dutta; Yasutake Ohishi; Niloy K. Dutta; Jesper Moerk, Editor(s)

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