Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2009

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Materials Science and Engineering

First Advisor

Kristen P. Constant

Abstract

Various methods exist for fabrication of micron and submicron sized waveguide structures. However, most of them include expensive and time consuming semiconductor fabrication techniques. An economical method for fabricating waveguide structures is introduced and demonstrated in this thesis. This method is established based on previously well-developed photonic crystal fabrication method called two-polymer microtransfer molding. The waveguide in this work functions by a coupler structure that diffracts the incident light into submicron polymer rods. The light is then guided through the rods. Characterization is done by collecting the light that has been guided through the waveguide and exits the end of these submicron polymer bars. The coupling and waveguiding capabilities are demonstrated using two light sources, a laser and white light.

Copyright Owner

Te-wei Wu

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-30

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

54 pages

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