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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 1 — Jan. 5, 2009
  • pp: 228–234

Low bending loss metal waveguide embedded in a free-standing multilayered polymer film

Jong-Moo Lee, Suntak Park, Min-su Kim, Seung Koo Park, Jin Tae Kim, Joong-Seon Choe, Wook-Jae Lee, Myung-Hyun Lee, and Jung Jin Ju  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 1, pp. 228-234 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.000228


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Abstract

Very low vertical bending loss is demonstrated in a flexible metal waveguide. The waveguide consists of an 8 nm-thick and 68 mm-long Ag strip embedded in a free-standing multilayered low-loss polymer film. The polymer film is composed of a 10 μm-thick inner cladding with a refractive index of 1.524, and a pair of 20 μm-thick outer claddings which both have a refractive index of 1.514, resulting in a total thickness of 50 μm. The measured vertical bending loss is lower than 0.3 dB/180º at a wavelength of 1310 nm for the bending radii down to 2 mm.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 7, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 11, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 22, 2008
Published: December 24, 2008

Citation
Jong-Moo Lee, Suntak Park, Min-su Kim, Seung Koo Park, Jin Tae Kim, Joong-Seon Choe, Wook-Jae Lee, Myung-Hyun Lee, and Jung Jin Ju, "Low bending loss metal waveguide embedded in a free-standing multilayered polymer film," Opt. Express 17, 228-234 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-1-228


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