Photocurable liquid core-fugitive shell printing of optical waveguides

David J. Lorang, Douglas Tanaka, Christopher M. Spadaccini, Klint A. Rose, Nerine J. Cherepy, Jennifer A Lewis

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5055-5058
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number43
StatePublished - Nov 16 2011



  • core-shell printing
  • direct-write assembly
  • optical fibers
  • waveguides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Lorang, D. J., Tanaka, D., Spadaccini, C. M., Rose, K. A., Cherepy, N. J., & Lewis, J. A. (2011). Photocurable liquid core-fugitive shell printing of optical waveguides. Advanced Materials, 23(43), 5055-5058.