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

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

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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.
Musa, A.M.S. ; Lagali, N.S. ; Sulur, N. ; Sengo, G. ; Driessen, A. / Fabrication of Polymeric Multimode Waveguides for Application in the Local Area Network and Optical Interconnects. 2000 IEEE/LEOS Symposium Benelux chapter. editor / X.J.M. Leijtens ; J.H. Besten. Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, 2000. pp. 95-98
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Musa, AMS, Lagali, NS, Sulur, N, Sengo, G & Driessen, A 2000, Fabrication of Polymeric Multimode Waveguides for Application in the Local Area Network and Optical Interconnects. in XJM Leijtens & JH Besten (eds), 2000 IEEE/LEOS Symposium Benelux chapter. Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, pp. 95-98, IEEE/LEOS Symposium Benelux Chapter 2000, Delft, Netherlands, 30/10/00.

Fabrication of Polymeric Multimode Waveguides for Application in the Local Area Network and Optical Interconnects. / Musa, A.M.S.; Lagali, N.S.; Sulur, N.; Sengo, G.; Driessen, A.

2000 IEEE/LEOS Symposium Benelux chapter. ed. / X.J.M. Leijtens; J.H. Besten. Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, 2000. p. 95-98.

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Musa AMS, Lagali NS, Sulur N, Sengo G, Driessen A. Fabrication of Polymeric Multimode Waveguides for Application in the Local Area Network and Optical Interconnects. In Leijtens XJM, Besten JH, editors, 2000 IEEE/LEOS Symposium Benelux chapter. Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. 2000. p. 95-98