Organic-Inorganic Hybrids for the New Generation of Optical Networks


Organic-inorganic hybrids were tailored as transparent monoliths and as planar waveguides deposited on borosilicate substrates by the spin coating technique. Laser direct writing process was used to create monomode Y-splitters. The Y-splitter structures were designed and optimized for a coupling ratio of 50% using a beam propagation method (BPM) software.. The potential of these optical structures based on di-ureasil hybrids to be used as optical filters operating in the C+L telecommunication windows will be evaluated.



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Computer Science; Engineering; Telecommunications


Ferreira, RAS; Vicente, CMS; Fernandes, V; Macedo, AG; Pecoraro, E; Nogueira, RN; Andre, PS; Marques, PVS; Carlos, LD

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The financial support from FCT, FEDER under contract PTDC/CTM/72093/2006 is gratefully acknowledged. C. Vicente and A. G. Macedo acknowledge FCT for a PhD grant (SFRH/BD/41943/2007 and SFRH/BD/28433/2006, respectively).

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