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Photocurable Liquid Core–Fugitive Shell Printing of Optical Waveguides

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  • David J. Lorang,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1304 W. Green St, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
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  • Douglas Tanaka,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1304 W. Green St, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
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  • Christopher M. Spadaccini,

    1. Center for Micro and NanoTechnology, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 7000 East Ave., Livermore, CA 94551, USA
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  • Klint A. Rose,

    1. Center for Micro and NanoTechnology, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 7000 East Ave., Livermore, CA 94551, USA
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  • Nerine J. Cherepy,

    1. Chemical Sciences Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 7000 East Ave., Livermore, CA 94551, USA
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  • Jennifer A. Lewis

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1304 W. Green St, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    • Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1304 W. Green St, Urbana, IL 61801, USA.
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Abstract

OrmoClear waveguides are patterned by direct-write assembly of a photocurable liquid core encapsulated by a fugitive viscoelastic shell. Straight, curved, and out-of-plane waveguides can be patterned by this approach. Optical waveguide networks coupled to multiple LEDs are demonstrated.

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