Due to ease of fabrication and application flexibility, low cost optical polymer materials have been widely explored for the past few decades.1,2 Various polymer devices such as optical switches, wavelength-division multiplexers, electrooptic modulators, beam deflectors, waveguide gratings, and optical amplifiers have been demonstrated. We report herein two types of optical polymer waveguides successfully fabricated by laser writing, which locally changes the refractive index of the polymer films. Channel waveguide mode profiles and propagation losses have been measured.

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