UV-imprinted single-mode waveguides with low loss at visible wavelength

Jussi Hiltunen, Annukka Kokkonen, Jarkko Puustinen, Marianne Hiltunen, Jyrki Lappalainen

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    We demonstrate polymeric single-mode waveguides with low loss at visible wavelength. Inverted ridge waveguides were fabricated by a low-cost UV-imprinting method. An average propagation loss of 0.19 dB/cm was obtained at 638 nm wavelength by investigating the transmission properties of spiral waveguides with the overall length of 23.3 cm. Payne-Lacey scattering model predicts that the scattering loss due to imprint replication is dominated by the sidewall roughness. It is envisaged that the used low-cost fabrication method and waveguide configuration can have potential in power budget sensitive applications.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)996-998
    JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • imprinting
    • integrated optics
    • polymer
    • waveguide


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