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

Jussi Hiltunen, Annukka Kokkonen, J. Puustinen, Marianne Hiltunen, J. Lappalainen

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Abstract

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
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume25
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Keywords

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UV-imprinted single-mode waveguides with low loss at visible wavelength. / Hiltunen, Jussi; Kokkonen, Annukka; Puustinen, J.; Hiltunen, Marianne; Lappalainen, J.

In: IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, Vol. 25, No. 10, 2013, p. 996-998.

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