Silicon phthalocyanine/methyl methacrylate copolymer slab directional couplers for all-optical switching

J. R. Sounik, Robert A Norwood, J. Popolo, D. R. Holcomb, S. S. Ghatani

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Abstract

Slab waveguide directional couplers were fabricated from the third-order nonlinear optical polymer silicon phthalocyanine/methyl methacrylate 2/98 copolymer as the active material and poly(methyl methacrylate) as the cladding layer. The monomethacrylate copolymer was synthesized, device fabrication conditions determined, and five-layer slab directional couplers fabricated. Completed couplers demonstrated waveguide loss on the order of 5 dB/cm and coupling lengths of 0.5 mm at 1.29 μm. These vertically coupled devices may be useful for all-optical switching.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)677-685
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume53
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 1994
Externally publishedYes

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silicon phthalocyanine
Directional couplers
Methacrylates
Copolymers
Electric losses
Silicon
Polymethyl Methacrylate
Polymethyl methacrylates
Polymers
Waveguides
Fabrication

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Silicon phthalocyanine/methyl methacrylate copolymer slab directional couplers for all-optical switching. / Sounik, J. R.; Norwood, Robert A; Popolo, J.; Holcomb, D. R.; Ghatani, S. S.

In: Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 53, No. 5, 01.08.1994, p. 677-685.

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Sounik, J. R. ; Norwood, Robert A ; Popolo, J. ; Holcomb, D. R. ; Ghatani, S. S. / Silicon phthalocyanine/methyl methacrylate copolymer slab directional couplers for all-optical switching. In: Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 1994 ; Vol. 53, No. 5. pp. 677-685.
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