8 September 2004 Solitonic guide and multiphoton absorption processes in photopolymerizable materials for optical integrated circuits
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Abstract
Up to now, most of the optical integrated devices are realized on glass or III-V substrates and the waveguides are usually obtained by photolithography techniques. We present here a new approach based on the use of photopolymerizable compounds. The conditions of self-written channel creation by solitonic propagation inside the bulk of these photopolymerizable formulations are analyzed. Both experimental and theoretical results of the various stages of self-written guide propagation are presented. A further step has been achieved by using a two-photon absorption process for the polymerization via a confocal microscopy technique. Combined with the solitonic guide creation, this technique allows to draw 3D optical circuits. Finally, by doping the photopolymerizable mixtures with push-pull chromophores having a controlled orientation, it will be possible to create active optical integrated devices.
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Stephane Klein, Stephane Klein, Alberto Barsella, Alberto Barsella, D. Acker, D. Acker, C. Sutter, C. Sutter, N. Beyer, N. Beyer, Chantal Andraud, Chantal Andraud, Alain F. Fort, Alain F. Fort, Kokou Dodzi Dorkenoo, Kokou Dodzi Dorkenoo, } "Solitonic guide and multiphoton absorption processes in photopolymerizable materials for optical integrated circuits", Proc. SPIE 5464, Organic Optoelectronics and Photonics, (8 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.547950; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.547950
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