Single-Mode Polymer Waveguide Materials and Technologies Developed at the University of Dortmund
Andreas Neyer and Matthias Makuck
In this paper the single-mode polymer waveguide technology developed at the University of Dortmund is reviewed. Starting with injection moulded PMMA substrates on the basis of SIGA technology and halogenated acrylates as low loss core polymers, high temperature resistive devices are actually fabricated by using casting of polysiloxanes. A third and well promising technology for low loss waveguides at 1300nm and especially at 1550nm is the newly developed high index contrast method.