1 January 2007 Multimode interference optical splitter based on photodefinable benzocyclobutene (BCB 4024-40) polymer
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1×2 and 1×3 planar optical splitters based on Benzocyclobutene (BCB 4024-40) polymeric material are demonstrated for the first time. The devices are designed based on symmetric interference and fabricated on BK7 glass substrates with a thin layer of SiO2 as cover. A cost-effective chemical etching technique is used in the fabrication process to take advantage of the photosensitivity of the polymer. The waveguide loss was measured using the cutback method to be 3.5 dB/cm. The splitting uniformity is better than 0.02 and 1.5 dB at 1550-nm optical wavelength for the 1×2 and 1×3 splitters, respectively.
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M. H. Ibrahim, M. H. Ibrahim, Shuh-Ying Lee, Shuh-Ying Lee, Mee-Koy Chin, Mee-Koy Chin, N. M. Kassim, N. M. Kassim, A. B. Mohammad, A. B. Mohammad, } "Multimode interference optical splitter based on photodefinable benzocyclobutene (BCB 4024-40) polymer," Optical Engineering 46(1), 013401 (1 January 2007). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.2432110 . Submission:
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