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Vacuum-tuned graded index polymer waveguides on silicon substrates
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Paper Abstract

A new method using vacuum-drying is demonstrated for producing graded index (GRIN) profiles on type-A photolime gel-based polymer waveguides. Vacuum-drying allows optical waveguides to be built on higher index of refraction substrates without intermediate lower index cladding layers. The waveguide loss and graded index profiles were compared for vacuum-dried and alcohol-dried samples.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2291, Integrated Optics and Microstructures II, (21 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.190918
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David J. Gerold, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Ray T. Chen, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2291:
Integrated Optics and Microstructures II
Massood Tabib-Azar; Dennis L. Polla; Ka-Kha Wong, Editor(s)

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