Optical channel waveguides based on photopolymerizable di/tri acrylates

K. Nakagawa, T. Kowalewski, C. W. Phelps, D. L. Rode, R. R. Krchnavek

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We report on the use of di/tri acrylates in a photocurable polymer system for the fabrication ofoptical channel waveguides. The high degree of cross-linking in these materials improves the stability overlinear systems. We have formulated resin mixtures to fabricate both single-mode and multimodewaveguides at dimensions comparable to optical fibers to improve fiber-to-waveguide coupling. Results onrefractive index tailoring as well as DSC, DMA, processing resolution, and optical loss are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)208-217
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - May 2 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventOptoelectronic Interconnects II 1994 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Jan 23 1994Jan 29 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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