Polymeric optical waveguide components fabricated by simultaneous embossing and poling at elevated temperatures

Okihiro Sugihara, Y. Che, S. Shibata, M. Nakanishi, H. Yamaji, H. Fujimura, C. Egami, N. Okamoto

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Abstract

Simple fabrication technique of nonlinear optical waveguide components in polymer films based on simultaneous embossing and poling at elevated temperature (SEPET) is proposed and demonstrated. The master gratings which consist of polyimide die and metal base are fabricated by a single pulse two-beam interference technique using UV laser ablation. The master grating is found to be stable enough against heat and mold treatment cycles. The master molds nonlinear optical polymers at their Tg's. At the same time, high voltage is applied to the polymers to induce second-order nonlinearity. The grating profile as well as the nonlinearity is estimated. Moreover, formation of channel waveguide with grating based on the present process is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-16
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume4279
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1
EventOrganic Photonic Materials and Devices III - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 2001 Jan 242001 Jan 25

Keywords

  • Channel waveguide
  • Master grating
  • Replica grating
  • Second-order nonlinearity
  • Simultaneous embossing and poling at elevated temperature (SEPET)

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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