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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 14 — Jul. 9, 2007
  • pp: 8649–8659

Fabrication of high-resolution periodical structures on polymer waveguides using a replication process

Wei-Ching Chuang, Ching-Kong Chao, and Chi-Ting Ho  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 14, pp. 8649-8659 (2007)

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This paper describes a procedure to replicate a polymeric wavelength filter. In this work, the grating structure on a polymer is fabricated first using holographic interferometry and micro-molding processes. The polymeric wavelength filters are produced by a two-step molding process where the master mold is first formed on a negative tone photoresist and subsequently transferred to a PDMS mold; following this step, the PDMS silicon rubber mold was used as a stamp to transfer the pattern of the polymeric wavelength filters onto a UV cure epoxy. Initial results show good pattern transfer in physical shape. At the Bragg wavelength, a transmission dip of -15.5 dB relative to the -3dB background insertion loss and a 3-dB-transmission bandwidth of ∼ 6nm were obtained from the device.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(230.7380) Optical devices : Waveguides, channeled

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: May 14, 2007
Revised Manuscript: June 18, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 18, 2007
Published: June 26, 2007

Wei-Ching Chuang, Ching-Kong Chao, and Chi-Ting Ho, "Fabrication of high-resolution periodical structure on polymer waveguides using a replication process," Opt. Express 15, 8649-8659 (2007)

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