Fabrication of optical waveguide devices using photochromic amorphous molecular material

Yoshihiko Narisawa, Kyoji Komatsu, Okihiro Sugihara, Takahiro Tanino, Hideyuki Nakano, Yasuhiko Shirota, Toshikuni Kaino

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Abstract

BFIAB, one of azobenzene derivatives, is a novel photochromic compound having stable amorphous property at room temperature. For optical switching application, we fabricated BFIAB waveguide which was serially grafted to transparent polymer waveguide. The waveguide was fabricated by soft lithography technique. Applying pumping light to the waveguide, optical switching was attained at 1300 nm telecommunication wavelength.

Original languageEnglish
Pages4801-4802
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event55th Society of Polymer Science Japan Symposium on Macromolecules - Toyama, Japan
Duration: 2006 Sep 202006 Sep 22

Other

Other55th Society of Polymer Science Japan Symposium on Macromolecules
CountryJapan
CityToyama
Period06/9/2006/9/22

Keywords

  • Optical switch
  • Optical waveguide
  • Photochromism
  • Serially grafted optical waveguide
  • Soft lithography technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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