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Optical properties of waveguiding structures in polymers
Author(s): Werner F. Frank; Alexander Schoesser; Stefan Brunner; Frank Linke; Torsten K. Strempel; Manfred Eich
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Paper Abstract

Optical waveguides have been produced in poly-(methyl-meth-acrylate) (PMMA) by ionizing radiation of the surface of polymer solid blocks. Planar and strip structures have been obtained. Dispersion curves of refractive indices have been measured between 458 nm and 1523 nm. Mechanical changes of the surface geometry have been studied by surface profilometry. Chemical reactions within the irradiated volumes have been investigated by ATR-FT-IR spectroscopy. Light guiding properties of the waveguides are reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 January 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1774, Nonconducting Photopolymers and Applications, (14 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.139160
Show Author Affiliations
Werner F. Frank, German Telecom Research Ctr. (Germany)
Alexander Schoesser, German Telecom Research Ctr. (Germany)
Stefan Brunner, German Telecom Research Ctr. (Germany)
Frank Linke, German Telecom Research Ctr. (Germany)
Torsten K. Strempel, German Telecom Research Ctr. (Germany)
Manfred Eich, German Telecom Research Ctr. (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1774:
Nonconducting Photopolymers and Applications
Roger A. Lessard, Editor(s)

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