Keywords

integrated optics, components, guided waves, integrated optics devices, integrated optics materials, polymer active devices, photonic integrated circuits, polymer waveguides

Abstract

We report the design, fabrication, and measurement of high efficiency, compact 45° single air interface bends in low refractive index contrast waveguides in a low refractive index material system. Using standard microfabrication techniques, the bends are fabricated on silicon substrates using perfluorcyclobutyl (PFCB) copolymers, which feature a high glass transition temperature and low absorption loss. The measured 45° bends have a loss of 0.30±0.03dB/bend for TM polarization and 0.33±0.03dB/bend for TE polarization.

Original Publication Citation

J. Cardenas, L. Li, S. Kim, and G. P. Nordin, "Compact low loss single air interface bends in polymer waveguides," Opt. Express 12(22), pp. 5314-5324 (24). http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-12-22-5314

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2004-11-01

Permanent URL

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/576

Publisher

Optical Society of America

Language

English

College

Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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