Demonstration of Flexible Freestanding All-Polymer Integrated Optical Ring Resonator Devices


  • Y. H. thanks John M. Choi, William M. J. Green, Prof. Shayan Mookherjea, Dr. Jacob Scheuer, Dr. Yong Xu, and Dr. Reginald K. Lee for fruitful discussions. The work was supported by the National Science Foundation and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.


A simple method to fabricate thin freestanding all-polymer integrated optical devices and the transfer of the devices to various substrates, such as the curved surfaces of capillary tubes, is reported. A passive microring resonator optical filter device (see Figure) with a –27 dB notch extinction for wavelengths in the telecommunication band, which is within the range of requirements for practical telecommunications applications, is also shown.