Photochemical fabrication of nonlinear optical polymer waveguides

Iain Mcculloch*, George Boudoughian, Hong‐Tai ‐T Man

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Waveguides based on methacrylate polymers containing active dinitrostilbene chromophores have been fabricated by photobleaching using a xenon lamp. The efficiency of photobleaching, as well as the effective refractive index changes obtainable, represent a singnificant improvement over currently used materials, single‐mode waveguides being formed with a optical loss of less than 1 dB cm−1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)715-718
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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