Abstract

Single-mode perfluoropolymer waveguide structures exhibiting a polarization-independent ultra low loss of < 0.05 dB/cm at 1310 nm and < 0.07 dB/cm at 1550 nm with a Delta n of 1.6% have been fabricated for the first time. These new low-loss structures indicate relatively high-power-handling reliability at 1310 and 1550 nm. Based on this, a highly efficient arrayed-waveguide grating multi-demultiplexer with a crosstalk of 30 ± 2 dB and an insertion loss of 2.8 ± 0.3 dB is realized.

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A. Yeniay, Renyuan Gao, A. Yeniay, K. Takayama, Renfeng Gao and A. F. Garito, "Ultra low loss polymer waveguides", presented at the OFC 2003, PD-34, .

Renyuan Gao, Renyuan Gao, Renfeng Gao, A. Yeniay, K. Takayama and A. F. Garito, "Athermal arrayed waveguide grating multi/demultiplexer based on perfluorinated polymers", presented at the ECOC 2002,.

G. Fischbeck, et al. "Single mode optical waveguides using high temperature stable polymer with low losses in the 1555 nm range", Electron. Lett., vol. 33, no. 6, pp. 518-519, 1997.

Y. Kokubun, M. Takizawa and S. Taga, "Three-dimensional athermal waveguides for temperature independent lightwave devices", Electron. Lett., vol. 30, pp. 1223-1225, 1994.

N. Keil, H. H. Yao, C. Zawadski, J. Bauer, C. Dreyer and J. Shneider, "Athermal all-polymer arrayed waveguide grating multiplexer", Electron. Lett., vol. 31, p. 2192,

R. A. Norwood, R. Gao, J. Sharma and C. C. Teng, "Sources of loss in single-mode polymer optical waveguides", SPIE 2001, vol. 44, 2001.

C. Pitois, A. Hult and D. Wiesmann, "Absorption and scattering in low-loss polymer optical waveguides", J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B, vol. 19, pp. 908-912, 2001.

A. F. Garito, J. Wang and R. Gao, "Efeccts of random perturbations in plastic optical fiber", Science, vol. 281, p. 962, 1998.

M. A. Mortazavi, et al. "Optical power handling properties of polymeric NLO waveguides", J. Appl. Phys., vol. 74, no. 8, pp. 4871-4876, 1993.

A. Kaneko, S. Kamei, Y. Inoue, H. Takahashi and A. Sugita, "Athermal silica-based arrayed-waveguide grating (AWG) multi/demultiplexers with new low loss groove design", Electron. Lett., vol. 36, no. 4, pp. 204-206, 2000.

G. Heise, H. W. Schneider and P. C. Clemens, "Optical phased array filter module with passively compensated temperature dependence", in Proc. ECOC, Madrid, Spain, 1998, pp. 319 -320.

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