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Theoretical performance of polymer optical fibers, planar waveguides, and amplifiers
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Paper Abstract

Polymeric materials, in both fiber and planar form, are finding increasing application in commercial optical communication systems. This paper compares and discusses the intrinsic optical properties of common organic materials used in polymer waveguides as relates to their expected performance in optical fibers and rare earth amplifiers. Specifically considered and compared are polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), Teflon-AF, Cytop, and perfluorocyclobutyl (PFCB) polymers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 November 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4805, Design and Fabrication of Planar Optical Waveguide Devices and Materials, (25 November 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.450462
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John M. Ballato, Clemson Univ. (United States)
Dennis W. Smith, Clemson Univ. (United States)
Stephen H. Foulger, Clemson Univ. (United States)
Earl Wagener, Tetramer Technologies, LLC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4805:
Design and Fabrication of Planar Optical Waveguide Devices and Materials
Robert A. Norwood, Editor(s)

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