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Bottom-up soft-lithographic fabrication of three-dimensional multilayer polymer integrated optical microdevices

Huang, Yanyi and Paloczi, George T. and Poon, Joyce K. S. and Yariv, Amnon (2004) Bottom-up soft-lithographic fabrication of three-dimensional multilayer polymer integrated optical microdevices. Applied Physics Letters, 85 (15). pp. 3005-3007. ISSN 0003-6951. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:HUAapl04e

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Abstract

We develop a method to efficiently fabricate three-dimensional multilayer polymer microchips for integrated optical applications. This method uses soft lithography to mold the core structures on top of the cladding, layers. By repeating the process, a three-dimensional multilayer integrated optical microdevice, which consists of several layers of individual planar optical devices, is fabricated. We demonstrate a dual-layer microring resonator optical filter device where the devices in the different layers show essentially identical transmission responses.


Item Type:Article
Additional Information:©2004 American Institute of Physics. Received 21 May 2004; accepted 5 August 2004. Financial support from the National Science Foundation and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Dr. D. Honey and Dr. R. Athale) is gratefully acknowledged.
Subject Keywords:integrated optics; optical multilayers; polymer films; lithography; optical resonators; cladding techniques; optical fibre cladding; optical fibre filters; optical planar waveguides; optical polymers; optical fibre fabrication
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:HUAapl04e
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:HUAapl04e
Alternative URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1802380
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:08 Jun 2006
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