Hybrid optical waveguide devices based on polymers and silica

Mart Diemeer

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    The hybrid integration of polymer and silica in optical waveguides can yield devices that combine the excellent thermo-optic properties of polymers and the superior passive waveguiding properties of silica. The large difference and opposite sign of the thermo-optic coefficients of both classes of materials can be utilized to create athermal waveguide devices. In addition, it can be utilized in thermo-optic devices to induce local changes in the refractive index with boundaries that are sharply defined by the material interfaces and not by gradual thermal profiles. This can also yield devices with attractive thermo-optic behavior.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationLaser Diodes, Optoelectronic Devices, and Heterogenous Integration
    EditorsA Driessen, R.G. Baets, J.G. Mclerney, E Suhir
    Place of PublicationBrugge, Belgium
    PublisherOptical Society of America
    ISBN (Print)0-8194-4742-0
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Oct 2002
    EventSPIE Photonic Fabrication Europe: Laser Diodes, Optoelectronic Devices, and Heterogenous Integration - Brugge, Belgium
    Duration: 28 Oct 20021 Nov 2002

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of SPIE
    PublisherOptical Society of America
    ISSN (Print)0277-786X


    ConferenceSPIE Photonic Fabrication Europe
    CityBrugge, Belgium
    Other28 October - 01 November 2011


    • METIS-208231
    • IR-101757

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