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Polymer fibers as optical device components
Author(s): Mark G. Kuzyk; Brian K. Canfield; Dennis W. Garvey; Jeff A. Tostenrude; Steven R. Vigil; Jeremy E. Young; Zhigang Zhou; Carl W. Dirk
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Paper Abstract

Single mode polymer optical fibers are promising candidates for all-optical devices because of fabrication flexibility, ability to tailor materials to meet a given application, and ease of fiber fabrication. In this paper, we discuss the fabrication process that is used to make single-mode polymer fibers and more complex fiber structures such as dual-core fibers. We also report on linear characterization studies of these fibers. In particular, we discuss refractive index profile measurements in both graded index and step index fiber preforms, dye concentration profiles, and waveguiding studies in dual-core optical fibers. Such linear-optical characterization is an essential input into the design of all-optical devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 January 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3006, Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits, (22 January 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.264236
Show Author Affiliations
Mark G. Kuzyk, Washington State University (United States)
Brian K. Canfield, Washington State University (United States)
Dennis W. Garvey, Washington State University (United States)
Jeff A. Tostenrude, Washington State University (United States)
Steven R. Vigil, Washington State University (United States)
Jeremy E. Young, Washington State University (United States)
Zhigang Zhou, Washington State University (United States)
Carl W. Dirk, University of Texas/El Paso (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3006:
Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits
Yoon-Soo Park; Ramu V. Ramaswamy, Editor(s)

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