UV patterned nanoporous solid-liquid core waveguides

Nimi Gopalakrishnan, Kaushal Shashikant Sagar, Mads Brøkner Christiansen, Martin Etchells Vigild, Sokol Ndoni, Anders Kristensen

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Abstract

Nanoporous Solid-Liquid core waveguides were prepared by UV induced surface modification of hydrophobic nanoporous polymers. With this method, the index contrast (delta n = 0.20) is a result of selective water infiltration. The waveguide core is defined by UV light, rendering the exposed part of a nanoporous polymer block hydrophilic. A propagation loss of 0.62 dB/mm and a bend loss of 0.81 dB/90 degrees for bend radius as low as 1.75 mm was obtained in these multimode waveguides.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOptics Express
Volume18
Issue number12
Pages (from-to)12903-12908
ISSN1094-4087
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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