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Polymers with high-temperature stability structured by ion irradiation: irradiation parameters and optical characterization of resulting waveguides
Author(s): Dorothee M. Rueck; Joachim Schulz; Werner F. Frank
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Paper Abstract

Besides the advantage of acrylic glass as material for passive optical components (easy structure, acceptable loss, low cost) there is a limited stability against elevated temperatures and humidity. Therefore it is necessary to search for other polymers which avoid especially this disadvantage. Two new materials have been studied: poly- (methacryl-methyl-imide), a copolymer from Roehm Darmstadt consisting of methyl-methacrylate and imide with a glass transition temperature of more than 150 degrees C, depending on the imide concentration, and Benzenecylobutane, a material from Dow Chemical.First developed for coating material in electronics it exhibits excellent optical properties and a temperature stability of more than 350 degrees C. The obtained neff values as a function of ion energy, fluence and accumulated ion dose are reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2851, Photopolymer Device Physics, Chemistry, and Applications III, (30 September 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.251825
Show Author Affiliations
Dorothee M. Rueck, Gesellschaft fuer Schwerionenforschung (Germany)
Joachim Schulz, Gesellschaft fuer Schwerionenforschung (Germany)
Werner F. Frank, FTZ Deutsche Telekom (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2851:
Photopolymer Device Physics, Chemistry, and Applications III
Roger A. Lessard, Editor(s)

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