Title

Microring resonators fabricated by electron beam bleaching of chromophore doped polymers

Authors

Authors

H. Sun; A. Chen; B. C. Olbricht; J. A. Davies; P. A. Sullivan; Y. Liao;L. R. Dalton

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Appl. Phys. Lett.

Keywords

WAVE-GUIDES; OPTICAL MODULATION; Physics, Applied

Abstract

Decomposition of chromophore molecules under direct electron beam irradiation reduces the refractive index of chromophore containing polymers. The induced refractive index contrast between the exposed and unexposed regions is high enough for waveguide bends of small radius and thus microring resonator devices. This electron beam bleaching of chromophore-containing polymers provides a fabrication approach for nonlinear polymer optical waveguide devices. Fabrication of high quality microring resonators with critical feature size on the order of 100 nm was demonstrated with this technique in an electro-optic polymer that contains YL124 chromophores. (C) 2008 American Institute of Physics.

Journal Title

Applied Physics Letters

Volume

92

Issue/Number

19

Publication Date

1-1-2008

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

3

WOS Identifier

WOS:000256564200088

ISSN

0003-6951

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