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Novel perfluorocyclobutane (PFCB)-containing polymers and dendrimers for photonic devices
Author(s): Hong Ma; Sharon Wong; Seok Ho Kang; Jingdong Luo; Marnie Haller; Alex K.Y. Jen; Richard R. Barto; Curtis W. Frank
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Paper Abstract

A wide variety of aromatic trifluorovinyl ether monomers and highly fluorinated crosslinkable dendrimers have been developed via novel synthetic strategies. Through the thermal dimerization of trifluorovinyl ether moieties on the monomers or on the periphery of dendrimers, these monomers or dendrimers can be melt or solution polymerized to form perfluorocyclobutane(PFCB)-containing prepolymers with good processability for optical waveguide fabrication. By further thermal crosslinking, the resulting thermoset materials possess low optical loss (0.3-0.4 dB/cm at 1310 nm with 1% of DR-1 or DCM doping), high thermal stability (Tg: 100-400 °C), good thermo-optic property, high solvent and humid resistance, and excellent mechanical flexibility. The combination of processability and performance in these PFCB-containing thermoset materials make them as ideal candidates for the fabrication of high-performance polymeric planar lightwave circuit components with the applications in the telecom and datacom optical networks.

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: 10.1117/12.450464
Show Author Affiliations
Hong Ma, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Sharon Wong, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Seok Ho Kang, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Jingdong Luo, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Marnie Haller, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Alex K.Y. Jen, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Richard R. Barto, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Curtis W. Frank, Stanford Univ. (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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