Circular core single-mode polymer optical waveguide fabricated using the Mosquito method with low loss at 1310/1550 nm

Kazuki Yasuhara, Feng Yu, Takaaki Ishigure

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Abstract

We fabricate low-loss single-mode (SM) polymer optical waveguides using a photomask-free simple technique named the Mosquito method. The insertion losses of a 5-cm long SM polymer waveguide fabricated are 2.52 dB and 4.03 dB at 1310- and 1550-nm wavelengths, respectively. The coupling loss between a single-mode fiber and the waveguide is as low as 0.5 dB including the Fresnel reflection. The 0.5-dB misalignment tolerance in the radial direction is ± 2.0 μm at 1550 nm. The Mosquito method is promising for fabricating SM polymer optical waveguides compatible with silicon photonics chips.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8524-8533
Number of pages10
JournalOptics Express
Volume25
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Apr 17

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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