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Fluorinated acrylates in making low-loss, low-birefringence, and single-mode optical waveguides with exceptional thermo-optic properties
Author(s): Robert Blomquist; Louay A. Eldada; Michael J. McFarland; Robert A. Norwood; Constantina Poga; Lawrence W. Shacklette
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Paper Abstract

There is growing interest in the use of planar waveguide devices in telecommunications. Polymeric planar waveguide devices are of special interest in thermo-optic devices because of their high values for dn/dT. This paper details the possible choices in different photolithographic system that could be used in making such devices. This paper explains the benefits of using fluorinated acrylates in achieving low-loss waveguides with low birefringence. It also explains the unique benefits of fluorinated acrylates in making Bragg gratings.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 1999
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 3799, Organic Photorefractives, Photoreceptors, Waveguides, and Fibers, (5 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.363907
Show Author Affiliations
Robert Blomquist, AlliedSignal Inc. (United States)
Louay A. Eldada, AlliedSignal Inc. (United States)
Michael J. McFarland, AlliedSignal Inc. (United States)
Robert A. Norwood, AlliedSignal Inc. (United States)
Constantina Poga, AlliedSignal Inc. (United States)
Lawrence W. Shacklette, AlliedSignal Inc. (United States)


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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