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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 3 — Jan. 20, 1998
  • pp: 453–462

Polymer waveguide overlays for side-polished fiber devices

Sang Goo Lee, Jason P. Sokoloff, Brian P. McGinnis, and Hiroyuki Sasabe  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 3, pp. 453-462 (1998)

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Several polymers often used as hosts in guest–host organic thin-film systems were investigated for their suitability as overlays for side-polished fiber (SPF) devices. Good optical quality, ∼10-μm-thick films were fabricated by spin coating and applied to SPF’s by use of a decal deposition technique to produce passive devices such as channel-dropping (CD) filters, bandpass filters, and polarizers with good throughput and high contrast ratios. The main CD features can be quantitatively explained by a weak coupled-mode model. SPF structures with doped overlays were also examined. These measurements provided a means of determining several SPF device parameters and also allowed estimates of the nonlinearities required to make all-optical and electro-optic devices.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

Original Manuscript: April 3, 1997
Revised Manuscript: July 8, 1997
Published: January 20, 1998

Sang Goo Lee, Jason P. Sokoloff, Brian P. McGinnis, and Hiroyuki Sasabe, "Polymer waveguide overlays for side-polished fiber devices," Appl. Opt. 37, 453-462 (1998)

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