Fabrication of Polymeric Multimode Waveguides for Application in the Local Area Network and Optical Interconnects

A.M.S. Musa, N.S. Lagali, N. Sulur, G. Sengo, A. Driessen

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    Abstract

    We report the fabrication of multimode polymeric waveguides using spin coating, photolithography, and reactive ion etching. Different layer structures have been used, e.g., a UV curable resin is used as a core layer and PMMA as a lower and upper cladding. The layer systems can be spun with good uniformity with thicknesses matching multimode fiber dimensions, and smooth waveguide side-walls have been obtained after etching. The measured performance of these waveguides demonstrates that low-loss waveguides can be fabricated cheaply. The waveguides are used in the realization of novel compact multimode power splitters and star couplers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2000 IEEE/LEOS Symposium Benelux chapter
    EditorsX.J.M. Leijtens, J.H. Besten
    Place of PublicationDelft University of Technology, The Netherlands
    Pages95-98
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2000
    EventIEEE/LEOS Symposium Benelux Chapter 2000 - University of Delft, Delft, Netherlands
    Duration: 30 Oct 200030 Oct 2000

    Conference

    ConferenceIEEE/LEOS Symposium Benelux Chapter 2000
    CountryNetherlands
    CityDelft
    Period30/10/0030/10/00

    Keywords

    • METIS-130244
    • IR-58173

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    Musa, A. M. S., Lagali, N. S., Sulur, N., Sengo, G., & Driessen, A. (2000). Fabrication of Polymeric Multimode Waveguides for Application in the Local Area Network and Optical Interconnects. In X. J. M. Leijtens, & J. H. Besten (Eds.), 2000 IEEE/LEOS Symposium Benelux chapter (pp. 95-98). Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.