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High-performance low-cost fabrication method for integrated polymer optical devices
Author(s): Oliver S. Roesch; Winfried Bernhard; Roland Mueller-Fiedler; Peter Dannberg; Andreas H. Braeuer; Ralf Buestrich; Michael Popall
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Paper Abstract

For all optical path networks there is a need for optical crossconnect systems and switching matrices. Using polymer materials and technologies, not only low cost components but low power consumption devices can be fabricated. We optimize ORMOCER's, a new class of polymer materials, which combine the specific advantages of organic polymers and inorganic glasses, with respect to the need of photonic applications. They exhibit a high thermal stability of up to 250 degrees C and a low optical attenuation of 0.2 dB/cm at 1.3 micrometers and 0.4 dB/cm at 1.55 micrometers .

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3799, Organic Photorefractives, Photoreceptors, Waveguides, and Fibers, (5 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.363902
Show Author Affiliations
Oliver S. Roesch, Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Winfried Bernhard, Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Roland Mueller-Fiedler, Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Peter Dannberg, Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik (Germany)
Andreas H. Braeuer, Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik (Germany)
Ralf Buestrich, Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Silicatforschung (Germany)
Michael Popall, Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Silicatforschung (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3799:
Organic Photorefractives, Photoreceptors, Waveguides, and Fibers
David H. Dunlap; Stephen Ducharme; Robert A. Norwood; David H. Dunlap; Robert A. Norwood, Editor(s)

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