Multidirectional waveguide arrays in a planar architecture

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

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8 Scopus citations


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
ISBN (Print)9780819498960
StatePublished - 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
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


OtherOrganic Photonic Materials and Devices XVI
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA


  • 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


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