Polymer optical waveguide fabrication toward low insertion loss

Okihiro Sugihara, Naomichi Okamoto

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In this work simple fabrication techniques of polymeric optical waveguides and wavegiode elements toward low insertion loss are proposed and demonstrated. For single-mode propagation, light-induced self-written (LISW) optical waveguide is fabricated. For large core optical waveguide, hot-emboss technology is adopted for the formation of platform with fiber guide. Moreover, simultaneous formation of channel waveguide with 45° mirror based on the mold technology is also reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-150
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Dec 1
EventActive and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications III - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 2003 Sep 82003 Sep 11


  • Hot-emboss technique
  • Light-induced self-written waveguide
  • Mold technology
  • Polymer optical waveguide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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