Large core polymeric optical waveguides fabricated by thermal replication

Okihiro Sugihara, Hirotaka Mizuno, Toshikuni Kaino

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Polymeric optical waveguide devices connectable to plastic optical fibers (POFs) fabricated by thermal replication using thermo-plastic and thermo-curable resins are presented. Optical waveguides with large core sizes of 1000 μm were fabricated, and low propagation loss of ∼0.2 dB/cm for thermo-plastic resin waveguide at 650 nm was achieved. Waveguide with high thermal resistance was realized by simultaneous curing and replication using thermo-curable multifunctional methacrylate monomers.

Original languageEnglish
Article number60140N
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
EventActive and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications V - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 2005 Oct 242005 Oct 26


  • Large core
  • Polymeric optical waveguide
  • Thermal replication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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