Polymer based single and multislot waveguides

Marianne Hiltunen, Jussi Hiltunen, A. Suutala, Jarkko Tuominen, Pentti Karioja

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    We discuss the applicability of using polymers for producing slot waveguide modes in single and triple-slot waveguide structures. We use finite element method to computationally study the field confinement and enhancement in the slot region with and without high refractive index coating on the top of the low index polymeric waveguide. The sensitivity to refractive index shift in ambient surrounding is improved almost five times in proposed high index coated polymer triple-slot waveguide structure compared to the ridge polymer waveguide.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBioelectronics, Biomedical, and Bioinspired Systems V; and Nanotechnology
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    EventBioelectronics, Biomedical, and Bioinspired Systems V and Nanotechnology - Prague, Czech Republic
    Duration: 18 Apr 201120 Apr 2011

    Publication series

    SeriesProceedings of SPIE


    ConferenceBioelectronics, Biomedical, and Bioinspired Systems V and Nanotechnology
    Country/TerritoryCzech Republic


    • Polymer
    • slot waveguide


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