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This work explicates a method for fabricating a hollow optical waveguide. Dilute KOH solvent was used to bond two omni-directional reflector (ODR) Si wafers to an amorphous Si thin film on the top of a Si wafer. The resultant bonding interface is very thin, with a thickness that is close to that of a SiO2 layer in the ODR substrate. Therefore, the far field image reveals that light is strongly confined in the hollow optical waveguide.
Date of Publication: Dec. 2005