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Photolithographically manufactured acrylate polymer multimode optical waveguide loss design rules

Wang, K.; Selviah, D.R.; Papakonstantinou, I.; Yu, G.; Baghsiahi, H.; Anibal Fernandez, F.; (2008) Photolithographically manufactured acrylate polymer multimode optical waveguide loss design rules. In: Proceedings 2008 2nd Electronics System-Integration Technology Conference Greenwich, UK: Vol 2. (pp. pp. 1251-1256). IEEE: Piscataway, US. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper describes how design rules are established for photolithographically manufactured acrylate polymer optical multimode waveguide components by optical experimental measurements made on the manufactured waveguide component. The loss of individual waveguide components, such as straight sections, 90deg bends, crossings, tapers and tapered bends must be known so that the combined loss of a cascade of such elements can be found to determine whether the interconnectionpsilas optical power budget is sufficient to achieve a good bit error rate. However, the loss depends on several factors: the materials: the polymer used for the core and for the cladding, the fabrication technique: e.g. the photolithographic procedure and the precise temperature baking regime used, and the measurement technique: the optical source lateral size and angular divergence and precise position relative to the entrance of the waveguide, the output detector lateral size, its angular acceptance angle (if any) and its precise position relative to the exit of the waveguide. The experiments reported on photolithographically manufactured acrylate polymer multimode waveguide were performed at room temperature. A new technique for measure the transmitted power at waveguide crossings is reported for the first time.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Photolithographically manufactured acrylate polymer multimode optical waveguide loss design rules
ISBN-13: 9781424428144
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1109/ESTC.2008.4684533
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ESTC.2008.4684533
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright of paper ©2008 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Electronic and Electrical Eng
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/18082
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