Title: Organo-lanthanide complexes as luminescent dopants in polymer waveguides fabricated by hot embossing
Authors: Moynihan, Shane ×
Van Deun, Rik
Binnemans, Koen
Krueger, Jan
von Papen, Georg
Kewell, Adrian
Crean, Gabriel
Redmond, Gareth #
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: North-Holland
Series Title: Optical Materials vol:29 issue:12 pages:1798-1808
Abstract: Lanthanide complexes, Eu(dbM)(3)(Phen) and Er(dbM)(3)(Phen), are employed as luminescent dopants within polymer channel waveguide devices fabricated by hot embossing. Spectroscopic properties of the complexes as dopants in the waveguide core polymer are investigated in detail. Judd-Ofelt parameters are calculated for the europium chelate and radiative properties are determined viz. potential for optical amplification. Channel waveguides fabricated by single level embossing are shown to be capable of guiding visible and infrared light emitted following optical excitation of the dopants. Multi-level polymer micro-optical benches incorporating doped channel waveguides and passive locational features for self-alignment and integration of optical fibres are fabricated in a multi-level single-step embossing process and are shown to successfully out-couple the waveguided dopant emission.
ISSN: 0925-3467
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Molecular Design and Synthesis
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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