Flexible all-polymer waveguide for low threshold amplified spontaneous emission

Castro Smirnov, José Raul and Zhang, Qi and Wannemacher, Reinhold and Wu, Longfei and Casado Rojo, Santiago and Xia, Ruidong and Rodríguez Fernández, Isabel and Cabanillas González, Juan (2016). Flexible all-polymer waveguide for low threshold amplified spontaneous emission. "Scientific Reports", v. 6 (n. 34565); pp. 1-6. ISSN 2045-2322. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep34565.

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Title: Flexible all-polymer waveguide for low threshold amplified spontaneous emission
Author/s:
  • Castro Smirnov, José Raul
  • Zhang, Qi
  • Wannemacher, Reinhold
  • Wu, Longfei
  • Casado Rojo, Santiago
  • Xia, Ruidong
  • Rodríguez Fernández, Isabel
  • Cabanillas González, Juan
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Scientific Reports
Date: September 2016
Volume: 6
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The fabrication of all polymer optical waveguides, based on a highly fluorescent conjugated polymer (CP) poly(9,9-dioctylfluorene-alt-benzothiadiazole) (F8BT) and a mechanically flexible and biodegradable polymer, cellulose acetate (CA), is reported. The replication by hot embossing of patterned surfaces in CA substrates, onto which high quality F8BT films can be easily processed by spin coating, is exploited to produce an entirely plastic device that exhibits low optical loss and low threshold for amplified spontaneous emission (ASE). As a result, highly transparent and flexible waveguides are obtained, with excellent optical properties that remain unaltered after bending, allowing them to be adapted in various flexible photonic devices.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainMAT2015-71879-PUnspecifiedUnspecifiedEspectroscopia homogénea de puntos quánticos de carbono
Madrid Regional GovernmentS2013/MIT-3007MAD2DUnspecifiedPropiedades fundamentales y aplicaciones del grafeno y otros materiales bidimensionales
Government of SpainMAT2014-57652-C2-1-RLAPSENUnspecifiedUnspecified
Government of SpainPCIN-2015-169-C02-01MOFSENSUnspecifiedUnspecified

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Item ID: 48773
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/48773/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:48773
DOI: 10.1038/srep34565
Official URL: https://www.nature.com/articles/srep34565
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 09 Jan 2018 17:42
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2019 14:52
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