Document Type


Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering - (M.S.)


Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Haim Grebel

Second Advisor

Edip Niver

Third Advisor

Marek Sosnowski


Wave propagation in artificial dielectric polymeric optical thin film waveguides is studied. These artificial dielectric films are made of multiple layers either metallic or semiconductor clusters in polymeric matrix. The waveguides are fabricated using the plasma polymerization and vacuumm evaporation deposition method. By analyzing results of these kinds of structures, some important conclusions can be obtained. The artificial dielectric layer in the waveguide center effectively changes the modal distribution in the waveguides. In the case of semiconductor layer, an all optical switch may be realized.



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