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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2007
  • pp: 379–381

Polymer waveguides from alicyclic methacrylate copolymer fabricated by deep-UV exposure

Yasuhisa Ichihashi, Patric Henzi, Mathias Bruendel, Juergen Mohr, and Dominik Gerhard Rabus  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 4, pp. 379-381 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.000379


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Abstract

We have investigated the fabrication of waveguides from alicyclic methacrylate copolymer based on refractive-index modification by deep-UV exposure. By optimizing the UV-exposure process, we were able to obtain single-mode waveguides with a propagation loss of 0.8 dB cm at 1550 nm , which is due only to material losses in this wavelength range. The loss obtained here is comparable with that of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) waveguides fabricated by deep-UV exposure. The fabricated waveguide is also single mode at 808 nm , and its propagation loss is 0.6 dB cm . This alicyclic methacrylate copolymer is a promising material for the fabrication of polymer waveguides by use of deep-UV exposure.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.3130) Materials : Integrated optics materials
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar
(250.5460) Optoelectronics : Polymer waveguides

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: October 9, 2006
Revised Manuscript: November 17, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 18, 2006
Published: January 26, 2007

Citation
Yasuhisa Ichihashi, Patric Henzi, Mathias Bruendel, Juergen Mohr, and Dominik Gerhard Rabus, "Polymer waveguides from alicyclic methacrylate copolymer fabricated by deep-UV exposure," Opt. Lett. 32, 379-381 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-4-379

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