Optimization of fabrication parameters for large-core polymeric optical waveguides by hot embossing

O. Sugihara, H. Mizuno, T. Kaino, M. Tomiki, N. Okamoto, M. Ohama

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Abstract

Fabrication of large core polymeric optical waveguides by hot embossing is demonstrated. UV-curable resin ridge stampers are used for hot embossing. The stampers has replicated the rectangular groove PMMA replicas, which act as under-claddings for optical waveguides. The optimum conditions for hot embossing are investigated. Low Propagation loss of ∼0.13dB/cm at 650nm is realized for 500μum core waveguides.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-283
Number of pages5
JournalNonlinear Optics Quantum Optics
Volume33
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 19

Keywords

  • Hot embossing
  • Large-core
  • Polymeric optical 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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