High-index and low loss polyethylene terephatate optical waveguides

Low, Andy L. Y. and Singh, Ghanshyam K. and Yong, Y. S. (2004) High-index and low loss polyethylene terephatate optical waveguides. Optical and Quantum Electronics, 36 (11). pp. 997-1003. ISSN 0306-8919

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11082-004-2039-2

Abstract

In this paper, the fabrication and characterization of a high-index low loss polyethylene terephatate (PET) optical waveguide is presented. Dip-coating technique has been used to fabricate the optical waveguide using PET. Various waveguide properties, such as mode effective refractive index, optical loss, dispersion and waveguide thickness as a function of temperature of waveguides and substrates have been reported. Optical losses of as low as 0.7 dB cm(-1) waveguides can be obtained if the formation temperature can be controlled between 30 and 35degreesC. In addition, we suggested that it is a suitable material for optoelectronic waveguide devices.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET)
Depositing User: Ms Rosnani Abd Wahab
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2011 01:47
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2011 01:47
URI: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/2443

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