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Fabrication of multifunctional optical waveguides by capillary-electrophoresis doping technique
Author(s): Tetsuji Yano; Jun Taguchi; Hiroyo Segawa; Shuichi Shibata
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Paper Abstract

Capillary Electrophoresis Doping (CED) technique is proposed for the new doping technique of the functional molecules into the hybrid materials. Organic-inorganic hybrid films or waveguides are fabricated on the cathode and the capillary tube bridge is made between the hybrid materials and the anode solution bath. The capillary and the anode bath are filled with the solution of the functional molecules and DC voltage is applied between cathode electrode and the anode one. The functional molecules (ions) move along the electric field, and their doping into the hybrid materials can be attained by the control of the capillary position and the electric current through the circuit. In this study, siloxane based hybrid films and waveguides are prepared, and the doping of organic laser dyes, Rhodamine6G and Cresyl violet are demonstrated using SiO2 glass capillaries. It is shown that CED technique has a great potential to fabricate the multifunctional optical devices in which various different functional chemicals are contained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 February 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6123, Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies X, 61230W (24 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.647382
Show Author Affiliations
Tetsuji Yano, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Jun Taguchi, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Hiroyo Segawa, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Shuichi Shibata, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6123:
Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies X
Yakov Sidorin; Christoph A. Waechter, Editor(s)

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