Scattering loss reduction in polymer waveguides by reflowing

Arne Leinse, Mart Diemeer, A. Driessen

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    Abstract

    A polymer channel waveguide was fabricated by reactive ion etching. Loss measurements were performed on this waveguide before and after reflowing. The waveguide loss decreases from 3 to 1 dB=cm by heating the sample slightly above the glass transition temperature of the core material. This result in channel loss is very close to the measured film losses of 0.8 dB=cm.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)992-993
    Number of pages2
    JournalElectronics letters
    Volume40
    Issue number16
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

    Keywords

    • IR-58583
    • METIS-220466

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