Light sensitive waveguides fabricated by vacuum assisted microfluidics

Sarfaraz Baig, Guomin Jiang, Michael R. Wang

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Abstract

We report on the fabrication of a light sensitive waveguide via vacuum assisted microfluidic (VAM) soft lithographic technique. UV curable light insensitive waveguides function like typical polymer waveguides with desired mode confinements while the light sensitive waveguides formed by an azobenzene based polymer resin can achieve refractive index modulation through green or blue laser illumination. The refractive index modulation is instant and reversible in the light sensitive waveguide. The VAM technique is used for the fabrication of multisection waveguides using different resins at the same time which is unique compared to conventional single material waveguide fabrication. The effective fabrication of various waveguide sections with the light sensitive azobenzene based UV curable resin can result in many functional waveguide devices for photonics applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics VI
DOIs
StatePublished - May 29 2013
EventAdvanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics VI - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 5 2013Feb 6 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8613
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherAdvanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics VI
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period2/5/132/6/13

Keywords

  • Light Sensitive
  • Microfluidic
  • 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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    Baig, S., Jiang, G., & Wang, M. R. (2013). Light sensitive waveguides fabricated by vacuum assisted microfluidics. In Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics VI [861310] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 8613). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2004414