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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2012
  • pp: 4449–4451

Polymeric slot waveguide at visible wavelength

Marianne Hiltunen, Jussi Hiltunen, Petri Stenberg, Jarno Petäjä, Esa Heinonen, Pasi Vahimaa, and Pentti Karioja  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 21, pp. 4449-4451 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.004449


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Abstract

Polymeric slot waveguide structure, which pushes the mode field toward the surrounding media, was designed and characterized. The slot waveguide was fabricated by using nanoimprint lithography, and the operation of the slot was demonstrated at 633 nm wavelength with an integrated Young interferometer. The experimental result shows that the nanolithography method provides possibilities to fabricate disposable slot waveguide sensors.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: August 23, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 14, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 17, 2012
Published: October 23, 2012

Citation
Marianne Hiltunen, Jussi Hiltunen, Petri Stenberg, Jarno Petäjä, Esa Heinonen, Pasi Vahimaa, and Pentti Karioja, "Polymeric slot waveguide at visible wavelength," Opt. Lett. 37, 4449-4451 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-21-4449


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