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Recent development of polymer optical waveguides toward next generation FTTH applications
Author(s): Toshikuni Kaino
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Paper Abstract

For next generation fiber to the home (FTTH) system, we are asked to use inexpensive optical devices. For that the use of soft-lithography instead of standard photolithography and dry etching technologies is attractive because cost saving optical device can be realized. Polymerization using multi-photon absorption of materials is also a good method for optical waveguide fabrication. Using these processes, we can fabricate the waveguide and connect it with optical fibers at the same time. In this presentation, several simple fabrication methods will be discussed. Optical characteristics evaluation method for polymer optical waveguides to accelerate the development of optical circuits will also be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 October 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6389, Active and Passive Optical Components for Communications VI, 638901 (2 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.684738
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Toshikuni Kaino, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6389:
Active and Passive Optical Components for Communications VI
Achyut K. Dutta; Yasutake Ohishi; Niloy K. Dutta; Jesper Moerk, Editor(s)

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