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Polymer waveguides from alicyclic methacrylate copolymer fabricated by deep-UV exposure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17356659     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
Yasuhisa Ichihashi; Patric Henzi; Mathias Bruendel; Juergen Mohr; Dominik Gerhard Rabus
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Optics letters     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0146-9592     ISO Abbreviation:  Opt Lett     Publication Date:  2007 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-14     Completed Date:  2007-04-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708433     Medline TA:  Opt Lett     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  379-81     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Institute for Microstructure Technology, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH, Karlsruhe, Germany. yasuhisa.ichihashi@imt.fzk.de
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