Multidirectional waveguide arrays in a planar architecture

Ian D. Hosein, Hao Lin, Matthew R. Ponte, Dinesh Baskar, Kalaichelvi Saravanamuttu

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

6 Scopus citations

Abstract

We previously showed that large populations (<10, 000 cm-3) of self-induced cylindrical multimode waveguides spontaneously form when an incoherent white light field suffers modulation instability in a photopolymerizable medium. By deliberately modulating the optical field and employing multiple beams, we then generated a diverse range of waveguide lattices with 1-D, 2-D and 3-D geometries. Here, we describe the potential of this technique - optochemical organization - to provide an inexpensive, single-step, room temperature route to waveguide-inscribed planar architectures, which could serve as light-collecting, steering and focusing elements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOrganic Photonic Materials and Devices XVI
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Print)9780819498960
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventOrganic Photonic Materials and Devices XVI - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 3 2014Feb 5 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8983
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

OtherOrganic Photonic Materials and Devices XVI
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period2/3/142/5/14

Keywords

  • Cylindrical multimode waveguides
  • Incandescent light
  • Nonlinear light propagation
  • Optochemical organization
  • Photopolymers
  • Self-induced waveguides
  • Waveguide lattices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Multidirectional waveguide arrays in a planar architecture'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Hosein, I. D., Lin, H., Ponte, M. R., Baskar, D., & Saravanamuttu, K. (2014). Multidirectional waveguide arrays in a planar architecture. In Organic Photonic Materials and Devices XVI [89830E] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 8983). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2039970