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Properties of fluorinated polyimide optical waveguides
Author(s): Tohru Maruno
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Paper Abstract

Fluorinated polyimides (F-PI) have been specifically developed for optical waveguides; it features high optical transparency from visible to near-IR and god heat resistance. Buried optical waveguides fabricated from F-PI operate in a single mode. They also exhibit a low loss of less than 0.3 dB/cm at the wavelength of 1.3 micrometers , and are heat and moisture resistant: the increase in optical los is less than 5 percent after heating at 300 degrees C for 1h or after exposure to 85 percent relative humidity at 85 degrees C for 24h.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 1997
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3135, Precision Plastic Optics for Optical Storage, Displays, Imaging, and Communications, (22 September 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.279149
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Tohru Maruno, NTT Optoelectronics Labs. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3135:
Precision Plastic Optics for Optical Storage, Displays, Imaging, and Communications
Werner F. Frank, Editor(s)

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