Fabrication of eight-channel array single-mode waveguides via vacuum assisted microfluidics

Sarfaraz Baig, Guomin Jiang, Qunhui Sun, Michael R. Wang

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Abstract

We report on the fabrication of an eight-channel single-mode waveguide array via vacuum assisted microfluidic soft lithographic technique. The incorporation of sectional flow tapers perpendicular to the waveguide direction allows for the realization of long single-mode channel waveguide arrays, thus overcoming the waveguide length limitation set by the viscosity of the UV curable resin. The refractive index and other properties of the synthesized UV curable core waveguide resin can be tuned through the reformulation of material composition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics V
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 16 2012
EventAdvanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics V - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 24 2012Jan 25 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8249
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherAdvanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics V
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period1/24/121/25/12

Keywords

  • Microfluidic
  • Single-mode
  • Soft lithography
  • Uv-curable
  • 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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    Baig, S., Jiang, G., Sun, Q., & Wang, M. R. (2012). Fabrication of eight-channel array single-mode waveguides via vacuum assisted microfluidics. In Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics V [82490P] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 8249). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.908136