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Replicated polymer optical waveguides
Author(s): Naru Yasuda; Hayami Hosokawa
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Paper Abstract

A novel replication technology for fabricating polymer optical waveguides has been developed and named as SPICA (Stacked Polymer optical IC/Advanced). SPICA is superior to current semiconductor fabrication technology because it satisfies the needs of low-cost and high-volume manufacturing. Furthermore, SPICA can be processed and packaged much like as IC devices by using planar fabrication and batch processing. Using SPICA, a single-mode optical waveguide has been fabricated the optical characteristics of which include insertion loss of less than 0.2 dB/cm. Other functional devices, such as a coupler, tap-coupler, optical switch, VOA (Variable Optical Attenuator) and optical transceiver, were also successfully fabricated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 August 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5246, Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications III, (14 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.510907
Show Author Affiliations
Naru Yasuda, OMRON Corp. (Japan)
Hayami Hosokawa, OMRON Corp. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5246:
Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications III
Achyut K. Dutta; Abdul Ahad S. Awwal; Niloy K. Dutta; Kazuo Fujiura, Editor(s)

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