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Design and Fabrication of All-Polymer Photonic Devices

  • Claire L. Callender (a1), Jia Jiang (a1), Chantal Blanchetière (a1), Julian P. Noad (a1), Robert B. Walker (a1), Stephen J. Mihailov (a1), Jianfu Ding (a2) and Michael Day (a2)...

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High quality optical waveguides have been fabricated from fluorinated poly(arylene ether ketone) materials using a standard photolithographic process. Fabrication of waveguide devices on a polymer substrate is described, including a method of end-facet preparation using excimer laser micromachining. Material issues affecting waveguide birefringence and device performance are discussed.

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Design and Fabrication of All-Polymer Photonic Devices

  • Claire L. Callender (a1), Jia Jiang (a1), Chantal Blanchetière (a1), Julian P. Noad (a1), Robert B. Walker (a1), Stephen J. Mihailov (a1), Jianfu Ding (a2) and Michael Day (a2)...

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