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20 February 2017 Optimization of optical losses in waveguide component manufacturing
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Proceedings Volume 10109, Optical Interconnects XVII; 1010904 (2017)
Event: SPIE OPTO, 2017, San Francisco, California, United States
We report on the development and optimization of key performance properties of multimode silicone polymer waveguides, manufactured for 850 nm optical propagation. These developments are based on photopatternable, mechanically flexible, low-loss, gradient index waveguides. Cross sectional waveguide core sizes ranging from 40 μm x 50 μm to greater than 60 μm x 60 μm are assessed with optical analysis of component losses such as crossings and coupling between OM4 fiber and waveguide. Assessments of these values, led to optimization of waveguide size and lower total optical system losses. Methods of manufacture, preparation, and analysis are discussed in detail along with performance results.
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Brandon W. Swatowski, Maynard G. Hyer, Debra A. Shepherd, W. Ken Weidner, and Jon V. Degroot Jr. "Optimization of optical losses in waveguide component manufacturing", Proc. SPIE 10109, Optical Interconnects XVII, 1010904 (20 February 2017);

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