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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 2013
  • pp: 7228–7232

Fabrication of channel waveguides in dye-doped polymer films by a beam-processing machine based on photo induced bleaching

Amin Azari, Ezedin Mohajerani, Zahra Abedi, and Zahra Eslami  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 30, pp. 7228-7232 (2013)

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Irreversible changes in the refractive index of a dye-doped polymer film by photo induced bleaching were measured with a Mach–Zehnder interferometer. The decrease in the refractive index of the film for various laser powers and various radiation times has been investigated. A beam-processing machine with two simultaneous outputs has been designed to make use of this change in the refractive index to fabricate a channel waveguide. This method is simple and one step, and does not involve any solvent or mask; and also due to photobleaching, the pattern is not reversible.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(220.3740) Optical design and fabrication : Lithography
(230.7380) Optical devices : Waveguides, channeled
(220.2945) Optical design and fabrication : Illumination design
(160.5335) Materials : Photosensitive materials
(130.5460) Integrated optics : Polymer waveguides

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: May 23, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 13, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 22, 2013
Published: October 11, 2013

Amin Azari, Ezedin Mohajerani, Zahra Abedi, and Zahra Eslami, "Fabrication of channel waveguides in dye-doped polymer films by a beam-processing machine based on photo induced bleaching," Appl. Opt. 52, 7228-7232 (2013)

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