Cookies ussage consent

Our site saves small pieces of text information (cookies) on your device in order to deliver better content and for statistical purposes. You can disable the usage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser. By browsing our site without changing the browser settings you grant us permission to store that information on your device.

I agree, do not show this message again.

Optical properties of polymer planar waveguides deposited on flexible foils



  1. Dept. of Microelectronics, Czech Technical University, Technicka 2, 168 27 Prague, Czech Republic
  2. Institute of Chemical Technology, Technicka 5, 166 27 Prague, Czech Republic


In this paper, we present the properties of flexible polymer planar optical waveguides made of EpoCore deposited on Xerox, Melinex, Hostaphan and Plexiglas flexible foil substrates. EpoClad polymer was used as cladding between a foil substrate and the waveguide layer. Waveguide properties were measured by dark mode spectroscopy for five wavelengths (473, 632.8, 964, 1311 and 1552 nm). Propagation optical loss measurements were done by the fibre probe technique at a wavelength of 632.8 nm (He-Ne laser). The best samples had optical losses of about 0.5 dB·cm-1, and the losses generally did not exceed 1 dB·cm-1. Unlike the other structures that have been presented, our construction is fully flexible, which makes it possible to be used in innovative photonic structures..


Optical planar waveguides, Polymer, Flexible foils, Dark mode spectroscopy.

Submitted at: May 8, 2015
Accepted at: Oct. 28, 2015


V. PRAJZLER, P. NEKVINDOVA, P. HYPS, V. JERABEK, Optical properties of polymer planar waveguides deposited on flexible foils, Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials Vol. 17, Iss. 11-12, pp. 1597-1602 (2015)