All-Polymer Integrated Optical Resonators by Roll-to-Roll Nanoimprint Lithography

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal

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Author(s)

  • Anna V. Shneidman
  • Kaitlyn P. Becker
  • Michael A. Lukas
  • Nicholas Torgerson
  • Orad Reshef
  • Michael J. Burek
  • Kateri Paul
  • Joseph McLellan
  • Marko Lončar

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1839-1845
Journal / PublicationACS Photonics
Volume5
Issue number5
Online published17 Apr 2018
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2018
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Polymers are a highly versatile class of materials for micro and nanofabrication. They have been studied for applications in photonics as they can be readily processed, integrated, and doped with a wide range of materials, and can be flexible and stretchable, providing numerous opportunities such as wearable devices and structures with tunable photonic response. Roll-to-roll nanoimprint lithography (R2RNIL) is a method to produce all-polymer devices, which provides the opportunity to target applications where low cost and high throughput are needed most. Here, finite difference time domain simulations are performed to determine the requirements for R2RNIL in order to produce functional photonic integrated circuits. A wide range of nanophotonic devices are fabricated, including waveguides, photonic crystals, diffraction gratings, and ring resonators. Loaded quality factors as high as 57500 are measured in ring resonators at the telecom wavelength range, enabling on-chip high resolution sensors and spectrometers.

Research Area(s)

  • microring resonators, photonic integrated circuits, polymer photonics, ridge waveguides, roll-to-roll nanoimprint lithography

Citation Format(s)

All-Polymer Integrated Optical Resonators by Roll-to-Roll Nanoimprint Lithography. / Shneidman, Anna V.; Becker, Kaitlyn P.; Lukas, Michael A.; Torgerson, Nicholas; Wang, Cheng; Reshef, Orad; Burek, Michael J.; Paul, Kateri; McLellan, Joseph; Lončar, Marko.

In: ACS Photonics, Vol. 5, No. 5, 16.05.2018, p. 1839-1845.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal