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Waveguide Channels And Gratings In Polydiacetylene Films Using Photo-Induced Bleaching
Author(s): K. B. Rochford; R. Zanoni; Q. Gong; W. E. Torruellas; G. I. Stegeman
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Paper Abstract

Poly[5,7-dodecadiyn-1,12-diol-bis(n-butoxycarbonyl-methyl-urethane)], or poly-4BCMU, thin films permanently bleach when irradiated with light in the absorption band. The resulting decrease in refractive index has been measured and is sufficient to allow formation of waveguide channels and gratings. The optical properties of the bleached material are discussed. A waveguide grating coupler is fabricated by periodic bleaching and demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 January 1990
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1147, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials II, (15 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.962132
Show Author Affiliations
K. B. Rochford, University of Arizona (United States)
R. Zanoni, University of Arizona (United States)
Q. Gong, University of Arizona (United States)
W. E. Torruellas, University of Arizona (United States)
G. I. Stegeman, University of Arizona (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1147:
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials II
Garo Khanarian, Editor(s)

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