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Accelerated aging of tunable thermo-optic polymer planar waveguide devices made of fluorinated acrylates
Author(s): Constantina Poga; MacRae Maxfield; Lawrence W. Shacklette; Robert Blomquist; George K. Boudoughian
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Paper Abstract

Planar wave guide device components, made from photocurable fluoroacrylates, demonstrated stability under conditions that exceed those needed to operate planar polymer thermo- optic switches. Fluoroacrylate polymers exhibited negligible decomposition at 200 degree(s)C. Insertion loss and polarization-dependent loss showed no increase at temperatures up to 257 degree(s)C. The reflected spectrum of a Bragg grating showed no monotonic change in (lambda) B, width, or strength in 105 days at 125 degree(s)C. Humidity changes from 0 to 90%RH caused a reversible blue shift in (lambda) B of only 0.00004. Light flux of 130mW exhibited no impact on n, (delta) n, or IL. Heaters showed no degradation at 85 degree(s)C/85%RH. Bonding to substrate, heaters, and pigtails remained intact throughout the testing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 November 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4106, Linear, Nonlinear, and Power-Limiting Organics, (29 November 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.408495
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Constantina Poga, Corning, Inc. (United States)
MacRae Maxfield, Corning, Inc. (United States)
Lawrence W. Shacklette, Corning, Inc. (United States)
Robert Blomquist, Corning, Inc. (United States)
George K. Boudoughian, Corning, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4106:
Linear, Nonlinear, and Power-Limiting Organics
Manfred Eich; Christopher M. Lawson; Mark G. Kuzyk; Manfred Eich; Mark G. Kuzyk; Christopher M. Lawson; Robert A. Norwood, Editor(s)

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