Polymer microstructure waveguides on alumina and beryllium oxide substrates for optical inteconnection

Ray T. Chen, Michael R. Wang, Tomasz Jannson

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Abstract

We report the first high quality optical waveguides (loss <1 dB/cm) on alumina and beryllium oxide substrates. The tunability of the polymer guiding layer refractive index is provided through a recently developed wet processing technique. This procedure changes the waveguide propagation loss from larger than 40 dB/cm to less than 1 dB/cm. Since alumina (Al2O3) and beryllium oxide (BeO) are the major substrates for hybrid mode microwave integrated circuits (HMMICs), realization of such waveguides is useful for optical interconnection and signal processing for HMMIC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)709-711
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume56
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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