Channel waveguide fabrication via microtransfer molding and microfluidic technique

Sarfaraz Baig, Bing Chen, Angel Flores, Sangyup Song, Michael R. Wang

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Abstract

We report on various single and multimode channel waveguide structures fabricated via microtransfer molding and microfluidic techniques. These soft lithographic fabrication techniques can result in an inexpensive and rapid turnover of various types of channel waveguide structures and general integrated optic devices. It may be particularly useful for production of waveguides on user-desired surface substrates including those of a curved or distorted nature. Microscopic cross-sectional images for both single and multimode waveguides are obtained and compared between the two fabrication methods. The novel microfluidic technique results in superior waveguide formation and improved propagation loss performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPhotonics Packaging, Integration, and Interconnects IX
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 15 2009
EventPhotonics Packaging, Integration, and Interconnects IX - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 26 2009Jan 28 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7221
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherPhotonics Packaging, Integration, and Interconnects IX
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period1/26/091/28/09

Keywords

  • Microfluidic
  • Microtransfer
  • Soft lithography
  • Waveguides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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