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Effect of processing conditions on the properties of polyimide films in optical waveguides
Author(s): Andrew J. Guenthner; Geoffrey A. Lindsay; Kelly R. Davis; Levi Steinmetz; Joni M. Pentony
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Paper Abstract

New insights into the relationship between film processing conditions and properties for polyimide-based systems of interest in the fabrication of optical waveguides are presented. The critical role of the rate of solvent evaporation to ensuring high-quality films is explored, as are the effects of varying the casting solution concentration, spin casting, and baking conditions. In addition to film quality, the effect of the previously mentioned processing conditions on optical properties is also described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5212, Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials III, (10 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.506528
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Andrew J. Guenthner, Naval Air Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Geoffrey A. Lindsay, Naval Air Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Kelly R. Davis, Naval Air Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Levi Steinmetz, Naval Air Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Joni M. Pentony, Naval Air Warfare Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5212:
Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials III
Mark G. Kuzyk; Manfred Eich; Robert A. Norwood, Editor(s)

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