Polymer and composite polymer slot waveguides

Marianne Hiltunen, W.S. Fegadolli, H.L.R. Lira, P. Vahimaa, Jussi Hiltunen, Sanna Aikio, V.R. Almeida, Pentti Karioja

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Abstract

A fully polymer slot Young interferometer operating at 633 nm wavelength was fabricated by using nanoimprint molding method. The phase response of the interference pattern was measured with several concentrations of glucose-water solutions, utilizing both TE and TM polarization states. The sensor was experimentally found to detect a bulk refractive index change of 6.4*10-6 RIU. Temperature dependency of silicon slot waveguide has been demonstrated to be reduced with composite slot waveguide structure. The slot filled with thermally stable polymer having negative thermo-optic coefficient showed nearly an athermal operation of silicon slot waveguide. Experimental results show that the slot waveguide geometry covered with Ormocomp has thermo-optical coefficient of 6 pm/K.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 9133, Silicon Photonics and Photonic Integrated Circuits IV; 91331G, 2014
PublisherInternational Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE
Number of pages8
Volume9133
ISBN (Print)978-1-6284-1081-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventSilicon Photonics and Photonic Integrated Circuits IV - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 14 Apr 201417 Apr 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
PublisherSPIE
Volume9133

Conference

ConferenceSilicon Photonics and Photonic Integrated Circuits IV
CountryBelgium
CityBrussels
Period14/04/1417/04/14

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slots
waveguides
composite materials
polymers
phase response
silicon
coefficients
glucose
interferometers
optics
refractivity
interference
sensors
polarization
geometry
wavelengths
water
temperature

Keywords

  • interferometers
  • polymers
  • ring-resonators
  • slot waveguides
  • thermo-optic coefficient

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Hiltunen, M., Fegadolli, W. S., Lira, H. L. R., Vahimaa, P., Hiltunen, J., Aikio, S., ... Karioja, P. (2014). Polymer and composite polymer slot waveguides. In Proceedings: Volume 9133, Silicon Photonics and Photonic Integrated Circuits IV; 91331G, 2014 (Vol. 9133). [91331G] International Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE. Proceedings of SPIE, Vol.. 9133 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2052251
Hiltunen, Marianne ; Fegadolli, W.S. ; Lira, H.L.R. ; Vahimaa, P. ; Hiltunen, Jussi ; Aikio, Sanna ; Almeida, V.R. ; Karioja, Pentti. / Polymer and composite polymer slot waveguides. Proceedings: Volume 9133, Silicon Photonics and Photonic Integrated Circuits IV; 91331G, 2014. Vol. 9133 International Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE, 2014. (Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 9133).
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Hiltunen, M, Fegadolli, WS, Lira, HLR, Vahimaa, P, Hiltunen, J, Aikio, S, Almeida, VR & Karioja, P 2014, Polymer and composite polymer slot waveguides. in Proceedings: Volume 9133, Silicon Photonics and Photonic Integrated Circuits IV; 91331G, 2014. vol. 9133, 91331G, International Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE, Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 9133, Silicon Photonics and Photonic Integrated Circuits IV, Brussels, Belgium, 14/04/14. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2052251

Polymer and composite polymer slot waveguides. / Hiltunen, Marianne; Fegadolli, W.S.; Lira, H.L.R.; Vahimaa, P.; Hiltunen, Jussi; Aikio, Sanna; Almeida, V.R.; Karioja, Pentti.

Proceedings: Volume 9133, Silicon Photonics and Photonic Integrated Circuits IV; 91331G, 2014. Vol. 9133 International Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE, 2014. 91331G (Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 9133).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

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Hiltunen M, Fegadolli WS, Lira HLR, Vahimaa P, Hiltunen J, Aikio S et al. Polymer and composite polymer slot waveguides. In Proceedings: Volume 9133, Silicon Photonics and Photonic Integrated Circuits IV; 91331G, 2014. Vol. 9133. International Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE. 2014. 91331G. (Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 9133). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2052251