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Optical waveguide components using fluorinated polyimides
Author(s): Shigeki Ishibashi; Hideyuki Takahara
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Paper Abstract

Polyimides are widely used in electronics as heat-resistant organic materials and are now being studied for possible use in optical components. The fluorinated polyimides developed by NTT have high transparency at telecommunication wavelengths, a controllable index of refraction, and high thermal stability, making them suitable for use in optical communication systems. Here, optical components developed using fluorinated polyimides are reviewed, and the relationships between the material characteristics and the device parameters are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3799, Organic Photorefractives, Photoreceptors, Waveguides, and Fibers, (5 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.363906
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Shigeki Ishibashi, NTT Telecommunications Energy Labs. (Japan)
Hideyuki Takahara, NTT Telecommunications Energy Labs. (Japan)


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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