Fabrication and characterization of submicron polymer waveguides by micro-transfer molding

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Various methods exist for fabrication of micron and submicron sized waveguide structures. However, most of them include expensive and time consuming semiconductor fabrication techniques. An economical method for fabricating waveguide structures is introduced and demonstrated in this thesis. This method is established based on previously well-developed photonic crystal fabrication method called two-polymer microtransfer molding. The waveguide in this work functions by a coupler structure that diffracts the incident light into submicron polymer rods. The light is then guided through the rods. Characterization is done by collecting the light that has been guided through the waveguide and exits the end of ... continued below

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Wu, Te-Wei December 15, 2009.

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Various methods exist for fabrication of micron and submicron sized waveguide structures. However, most of them include expensive and time consuming semiconductor fabrication techniques. An economical method for fabricating waveguide structures is introduced and demonstrated in this thesis. This method is established based on previously well-developed photonic crystal fabrication method called two-polymer microtransfer molding. The waveguide in this work functions by a coupler structure that diffracts the incident light into submicron polymer rods. The light is then guided through the rods. Characterization is done by collecting the light that has been guided through the waveguide and exits the end of these submicron polymer bars. The coupling and waveguiding capabilities are demonstrated using two light sources, a laser and white light.

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  • Report No.: IS-T 3004
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-07CH11358
  • DOI: 10.2172/1007920 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1007920
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc840612

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Wu, Te-Wei. Fabrication and characterization of submicron polymer waveguides by micro-transfer molding, thesis or dissertation, December 15, 2009; Ames, Iowa. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc840612/: accessed October 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.