Three-dimensional high density channel integration of polymer optical waveguide using the mosquito method

Takaaki Ishigure, Daisuke Suganuma, Kazutomo Soma

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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate that the Mosquito method is capable of fabricating polymer optical waveguides with extremely narrow pitch. The Mosquito method we developed recently is a technique for directly writing polymer waveguides with circular cores on a substrate using a microdispenser. Actually, even when parallel cores are formed by repetitive horizontal scans of a syringe needle with a 230-μm outer diameter, a pitch of 40 μm is achieved. It is noteworthy that the pitch is almost one third of the outer needle radius. For the waveguide fabrication, a silicone resin (FX-712 form ADEKA Corp.) is used for the core, which is a sufficiently durable polymer material. Furthermore, we also represent in this paper that a three-dimensional channel integration is also realized with the Mosquito method by varying the vertical position of the needle tip in the cladding layer. To the best of our knowledge, this paper is the first report of three-dimensionally aligned fan-out polymer waveguide realized with GI-circular-core including the pitch and core-height conversions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - Electronic Components and Technology Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1042-1047
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479924073
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Sep 11
Event64th Electronic Components and Technology Conference, ECTC 2014 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 2014 May 272014 May 30

Publication series

NameProceedings - Electronic Components and Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)0569-5503

Other

Other64th Electronic Components and Technology Conference, ECTC 2014
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period14/5/2714/5/30

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Ishigure, T., Suganuma, D., & Soma, K. (2014). Three-dimensional high density channel integration of polymer optical waveguide using the mosquito method. In Proceedings - Electronic Components and Technology Conference (pp. 1042-1047). [6897416] (Proceedings - Electronic Components and Technology Conference). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ECTC.2014.6897416