Multiple mode and multiple source coupling into polymer thin film waveguides

B. L. Potter, D. S. Walker, L. Greer, S. S. Saavedra, W. M. Reichert

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A broadly focused laser beam was used to investigate simultaneous excitation of multiple modes in prism and grating coupled polymer thin film optical waveguides. Concurrent coupling of two lines from different lasers through a fiber bundle was also examined. Results indicate that simultaneous multiple pathlength and multiple source sensing at the surface of thin film waveguides is feasible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-257
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1991
EventChemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Fiber Sensors II - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: Sep 19 1990Sep 21 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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