7 March 2014 Multidirectional waveguide arrays in a planar architecture
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We previously showed that large populations (<10, 000 cm-3) of self-induced cylindrical multimode waveguides spontaneously form when an incoherent white light field suffers modulation instability in a photopolymerizable medium. By deliberately modulating the optical field and employing multiple beams, we then generated a diverse range of waveguide lattices with 1-D, 2-D and 3-D geometries. Here, we describe the potential of this technique - optochemical organization – to provide an inexpensive, single-step, room temperature route to waveguide-inscribed planar architectures, which could serve as light-collecting, steering and focusing elements.
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Ian D. Hosein, Hao Lin, Matthew R. Ponte, Dinesh Baskar, Kalaichelvi Saravanamuttu, "Multidirectional waveguide arrays in a planar architecture", Proc. SPIE 8983, Organic Photonic Materials and Devices XVI, 89830E (7 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2039970; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2039970
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