Polymer waveguides useful over a very wide wavelength range from the ultraviolet to infrared

Y. G. Zhao, W. K. Lu, Y. Ma, S. S. Kim, S. T. Ho, T. J. Marks

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Abstract

We have designed and fabricated polymer waveguides using the glassy polymers Cytop™ (a fluorinated polyether), PMMA C6 [poly(methyl methacrylate)], and Cyclotene™ 3022-35 (bisbenzocyclobutane). Since these materials exhibit excellent transparency over a wide wavelength range, and since the refractive index difference of Cytop™ and Cyclotene™ or Cytop™ and PMMA is greater than 0.19, both Cytop™/Cyclotene™/Cytop™ and Cytop™/PMMA/Cytop™ waveguide structures can be employed over a very wide wavelength range from the ultraviolet to the infrared. Efficient waveguiding is achieved for different light sources with 390, 633, 1064, 1310, and 1550 nm wavelengths.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2961-2963
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume77
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - Nov 6 2000

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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