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  • Vol. 41, Iss. 34 — Dec. 2, 2002
  • pp: 7241–7244

Characterization of a mixed sphere and film waveguide at the 1-µm scale by 0.67-µm laser light propagation

Fujun Huang and Shinzo Morita  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 34, pp. 7241-7244 (2002)

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A mixed sphere array and film (MSF) waveguide [a mixed system with a polystyrene microsphere array and a poly(methyl methacrytate) thin film waveguide] was fabricated and characterized at a wavelength of 0.67 µm. The attenuation coefficients of the isolated linear thin-film waveguide and the isolated linear microsphere array were measured to be 0.54 dB/µm and 0.98 dB/sphere, respectively. In the MSF waveguide the attenuation coefficients of the thin-film waveguide and the polystyrene microsphere array were 0.61 dB/µm and 1.17 dB/sphere, respectively. A curvilinear MSF waveguide was also fabricated and characterized. Evanescent wave interaction between the thin-film waveguide and the microsphere array was expected.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

Original Manuscript: January 2, 2002
Revised Manuscript: April 29, 2002
Published: December 1, 2002

Fujun Huang and Shinzo Morita, "Characterization of a mixed sphere and film waveguide at the 1-µm scale by 0.67-µm laser light propagation," Appl. Opt. 41, 7241-7244 (2002)

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