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Optical Waveguides Based On Specialized Organic Polymers
Author(s): M. J. McFarland; K. K. Wong; C. Wu; A. Nahata; K. A. Horn; James T. Yardley
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Paper Abstract

A number of organic polymers have been prepared for use in the fabrication of high performance optical waveguides operating at short optical wavelengths (< 830 nm). Slab optical waveguides have been realized by spin coating the specialized polymers on substrates such as quartz and silicon wafers. Refractive index profiles were measured to be of the step index type, with the refractive index differences ranging from 0.12 to 0.15. Propagation losses and intermodal scattering levels were measured to be about 1.2-4.5 dB/cm and 15-20 dB, respectively. In addition, the electro-optic properties of the specialized polymers have been studied using suitable optical structures. An electro-optic modulator has been built as a demonstration device utilizing a slab polymer waveguide.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 December 1988
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0993, Integrated Optical Circuit Engineering VI, (6 December 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.960066
Show Author Affiliations
M. J. McFarland, Allied-Signal Inc. (United States)
K. K. Wong, Allied-Signal Inc. (United States)
C. Wu, Allied-Signal Inc. (United States)
A. Nahata, Allied-Signal Inc. (United States)
K. A. Horn, Allied-Signal Inc. (United States)
James T. Yardley, Allied-Signal Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0993:
Integrated Optical Circuit Engineering VI
Mark A. Mentzer, Editor(s)

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