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Surface modification of polymers by ionizing radiation: optical and mechanical effects
Author(s): Werner F. Frank
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Paper Abstract

Ionizing radiation is used to structure the surfaces of transparent polymers like poly-(methyl-methacrylate) and related materials. Areas with an index increase up to 1 percent sufficient for waveguiding are obtained. The method of waveguide fabrication in polymers by ionizing radiation is described in detail. The compaction of the irradiated areas accompanied by the index increase is used to make diffractive structures. By a special embossing technique devices with directly coupled fibers are obtained. The chemical processes in the material generated by the irradiation procedure are measured by spectroscopic methods, the optical properties of the components are reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 1998
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 3413, Materials Modification by Ion Irradiation, (17 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.321937
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Werner F. Frank, Technologiezentrum Deutsche Telekom AG (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3413:
Materials Modification by Ion Irradiation
Emile J. Knystautas, Editor(s)

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