Electro-optic polymer waveguides fabrication using thermal imprint lithography technology

Freddy Tan, Toshiaki Hirata, Okihiro Sugihara, Toshikuni Kaino

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Abstract

Electro-optic (EO) polymer is a promising candidate for active materials in realizing optical modulator. It offers high-speed switching and high-bandwidth optical modulator devices. We study thermally-curable polycyanurate (PCN) doped high nonlinear optical chromophore (DPT) to create a guest-host EO polymer with thermally stable second-order nonlinearity. We fabricated the PCN-based EO optical waveguide by using simple thermal imprint lithography technology using silicone mold and we realized a single-mode propagation at a wavelength of 1300 nm by fine-tuning the refractive index of the core and cladding materials.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnical Digest of the 18th Microoptics Conference, MOC 2013
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec 1
Event2013 18th Microoptics Conference, MOC 2013 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2013 Oct 272013 Oct 30

Publication series

NameTechnical Digest of the 18th Microoptics Conference, MOC 2013

Other

Other2013 18th Microoptics Conference, MOC 2013
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period13/10/2713/10/30

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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