F. Loosen
C. Backhaus
J. Zeitler
G.-A. Hoffmann
T. Reitberger
L. Lorenz
N. Lindlein
J. Franke
L. Overmeyer
O. Suttmann
K. -J Wolter
K. Bock

Approach for the production chain of printed polymer optical waveguides – an overview

Appl. Optics
31
56
8607-8617
2017
Type: Zeitschriftenaufsatz (reviewed)
Abstract
Research for new production chains in the field of waveguide fabrication is a challenging task. Realizing a cost efficient manufacturing process allows integrating optical data communication in arbitrary structures, for example, the wing of an airplane or the body of a car. The production chain described in this paper contains the design, simulation, and fabrication process of printed polymer optical waveguides (POWs).