A fabrication method for laser writing a polymer taper by accelerating the laser beam across the polymer is described. This taper gradually varies in the horizontal and vertical dimensions and is similar to fibre tapers.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(200.0200) Optics in computing : Optics in computing
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.5460) Optoelectronics : Polymer waveguides
C. J. Moir, A. McCarthy, and J. F. Snowdon, " Laser Writing of Tapers in Polymer," in Adaptive Optics: Analysis and Methods/Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging/Information Photonics/Signal Recovery and Synthesis Topical Meetings on CD-ROM, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper JWB5.
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