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Novel polymer waveguides consisting of an alicyclic methacrylate copolymer
Author(s): Y. Ichihashi; P. Henzi; M. Bruendel; A. Welle; D. G. Rabus; J. Mohr
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Paper Abstract

We investigate the deep-UV-induced refractive index modification of alicyclic methacrylate copolymers for realizing integrated optical circuits for the development of cheap, disposable integrated optical sensors for chemical and biological monitoring. These novel copolymers obtain higher glass transition temperature (Tg), refractive index and lower water absorption than conventional poly(methylmethacrylate) (PMMA). At the same time, the adhesion of living mammalian cells on the UV exposed polymer surface was investigated for the application for biosensor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 April 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6183, Integrated Optics, Silicon Photonics, and Photonic Integrated Circuits, 618307 (20 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.661718
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Y. Ichihashi, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (Germany)
P. Henzi, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (Germany)
M. Bruendel, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (Germany)
A. Welle, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (Germany)
D. G. Rabus, Univ. of California/Santa Cruz (United States)
J. Mohr, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6183:
Integrated Optics, Silicon Photonics, and Photonic Integrated Circuits
Giancarlo C. Righini, Editor(s)

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