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Polyceram planar waveguides and optical properties of polyceram films
Author(s): Sharnaz Motakef; J. M. Boulton; Gimtong T. Teowee; Donald R. Uhlmann; Brian J.J. Zelinski; Raymond Zanoni
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Paper Abstract

Low loss sol-gel derived polyceram optical waveguides have been prepared for the first time. Polyceram films were obtained by reacting (N-triethoxysilyl propyl) o-polyethylene oxide urethane with silicon and titanium alkoxides. The optical properties of the films were investigated using ellipsometry, UV-VIS transmission spectroscopy and waveguide loss measurements. Refractive index and attenuation loss measurements were carried out as a function of organic/inorganic content, different processing conditions and aging of solutions. Refractive indices as high as 1.685 and attenuation losses as low as 1.4 dB/cm were obtained. In addition, surface morphology, mechanical properties and thermal stability of the polyceram films were studied.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 December 1992
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1758, Sol-Gel Optics II, (7 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.132035
Show Author Affiliations
Sharnaz Motakef, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
J. M. Boulton, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Gimtong T. Teowee, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Donald R. Uhlmann, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Brian J.J. Zelinski, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Raymond Zanoni, Oklahoma State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1758:
Sol-Gel Optics II
John D. Mackenzie, Editor(s)

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