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Flexographic Printing of Optical Multimodal Y-Splitters for Optical Sensor Networks

  • Keno Pflieger
  • Ludger OvermeyerEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 95)

Abstract

Flexographic printing on Polymethylmethacrylat (PMMA) substrates is a promising technology for the cost-effective production of large-scale optical networks. It allows for numerous applications in the fields of data transmission, sensing and point-of-care systems. This article introduces the flexographic printing of optical multimode Y-splitter as a fundamental element for these networks. It is printed with an optical grade acrylic polymer on flexible PMMA substrates. We investigated geometric and optical properties of splitters with angles up to 20° and achieved attenuations due to the Y-splitter below 1.3 dB at 638 nm.

Keywords

Waveguide Y-splitter Printing Flexographic 

Notes

Acknowledgments

Funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) under Germany’s Excellence Strategy within the Cluster of Excellence PhoenixD (EXC 2122, Project ID 390833453).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Transport and Automation TechnologyHannoverGermany
  2. 2.Cluster of Excellence PhoenixD (Photonics, Optics, and Engineering – Innovation Across Disciplines)HannoverGermany

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