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Ultra-low-loss polymeric waveguides for optical interconnection
Author(s): James T. Yardley; Louay A. Eldada; Kelly M. T. Stengel; Lawrence W. Shacklette; Robert A. Norwood; Chengzeng Xu; Chengjiu Wu
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Paper Abstract

AlliedSignal scientists have developed new polymeric materials for ultra-low-loss optical interconnection, particularly for the key wavelengths of 0.83, 1.3, and 1.55 microns. Developments of these materials has required a thorough understanding of fundamental principles of optical absorption due to both vibrational and electronic resonant absorptions. We have thus created materials with measure losses at 830 nm which are in the range of 0.02 dB/cm/ At longer wavelengths, the losses can be higher due to the vibrational absorption within the polymer. However through careful selection of chemical structure, polymeric materials with intrinsic loss below 0.08 dB/cm have been demonstrated at 1.55 micron wavelength. For wavelengths longer than 830 nm, single-mode and multimode waveguides with losses equal to the intrinsic loses have been fabricated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 April 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3005, Optoelectronic Interconnects and Packaging IV, (4 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.271083
Show Author Affiliations
James T. Yardley, AlliedSignal Inc. (United States)
Louay A. Eldada, AlliedSignal Inc. (United States)
Kelly M. T. Stengel, AlliedSignal Inc. (United States)
Lawrence W. Shacklette, AlliedSignal Inc. (United States)
Robert A. Norwood, AlliedSignal Inc. (United States)
Chengzeng Xu, AlliedSignal Inc. (United States)
Chengjiu Wu, AlliedSignal Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3005:
Optoelectronic Interconnects and Packaging IV
Ray T. Chen; Peter S. Guilfoyle, Editor(s)

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