Hybrid optical waveguide devices based on polymers and silica

Mart Diemeer

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    Abstract

    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
    Pages-
    ISBN (Print)0-8194-4742-0
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Oct 2002

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of SPIE
    PublisherOptical Society of America
    Volume4947
    ISSN (Print)0277-786X

    Keywords

    • METIS-208231
    • IR-101757

    Cite this

    Diemeer, M. (2002). Hybrid optical waveguide devices based on polymers and silica. In A. Driessen, R. G. Baets, J. G. Mclerney, & E. Suhir (Eds.), Laser Diodes, Optoelectronic Devices, and Heterogenous Integration (pp. -). (Proceedings of SPIE; Vol. 4947). Brugge, Belgium: Optical Society of America. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.472701