A novel serially grafted polymer optical waveguide

Takayuki Matsui, Kyoji Komatsu, Okihiro Sugihara, Toshikuni Kaino

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Simple and economical fabrication process of a serially grafted optical waveguide have been proposed and demonstrated. A cladding layer with waveguide core groove is fabricated by microtransfer molding (μTM). An epoxy resin solution is spin-coated onto the cladding before selective photo exposure to form a transparent waveguide core. An optical functional polymer solution is then spin-coated to form a serially grafted waveguide structure. Thus, two types of polymer are filled in the groove to realize a monolithically integrated waveguide. In addition, adopting a directed evaporation-induced self-assembly (DEISA) method, we have realized the serial graft of opal-based photonic crystals and passive optical waveguide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-86
Number of pages4
JournalNonlinear Optics Quantum Optics
Issue number1-4 SPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 19


  • Connection loss
  • Photonio crystal
  • Serially graft
  • Soft lithography
  • Waveguide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation


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