17 April 1998 Polymer waveguide devices for WDM applications
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Proceedings Volume 3281, Polymer Photonic Devices; (1998); doi: 10.1117/12.305417
Event: Optoelectronics and High-Power Lasers and Applications, 1998, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
The use of polymer waveguides for the design and fabrication of devices for wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) at 1550 nm is described. Single mode 1 X 2, 1 X 4 and 1 X 8 splitters and combiners have been fabricated using photosensitive polyimide materials on silicon substrates. Good division of light was achieved in the devices, and waveguide facets could be cleaved to allow efficient coupling from optical fibers. The design of phased array wavelength demultiplexers for polymer waveguide technologies is described and compared to competitive technologies. Optimization of the trade-off between device size and waveguide cross-section is discussed and preliminary device designs for different polymer systems are presented.
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Lucie Robitaille, Claire L. Callender, Julian P. Noad, "Polymer waveguide devices for WDM applications", Proc. SPIE 3281, Polymer Photonic Devices, (17 April 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.305417; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.305417
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Waveguides

Polymers

Phased arrays

Polymer multimode waveguides

Wavelength division multiplexing

Demultiplexers

Optical fibers

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