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Preparation of polymer thin film for thermo-optical switches
Author(s): Xiaoxing Han; Daqing Zhu; Xi Jin
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Paper Abstract

The technical process of spin coating polymer thin film used in thermo-optical switches fabrication was thoroughly described. High performance polymer films were prepared, whose refractive index, thickness and loss were tested. The effects of each technical parameter, as spin coating rate, solution concentration, spin coating time etc., on the optical and mechanical properties of the polymer thin film wave-guide were analyzed. An experiential equation was also given by least square fit method. The prepared films had comparatively low loss, desired thickness, and were of perfect quality. Some other thin film qualities as absorption spectrum and surface profile were also given to show the characteristics of the films.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5279, Optical Fibers and Passive Components, (30 April 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.521673
Show Author Affiliations
Xiaoxing Han, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Daqing Zhu, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Xi Jin, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5279:
Optical Fibers and Passive Components
Steven Shen; Shuisheng Jian; Katsunari Okamoto; Kenneth L. Walker, Editor(s)

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